Thanksgiving is fast approaching and the day after there are usually so many leftovers that you don’t know what to do with them. The Turkey is easy – it makes great sandwiches and even the Potatoes are not too difficult. They go with anything. But what happens to that Cranberry? Cranberries unlike most Berries are not sweet – they are usually tart and sugar must be added to them to make them palatable. But Cranberries do make a wonderful sauce that complements the Turkey and even the Ham.
So, what if you have Cranberry Sauce left over and no one wants to eat it anymore? Help is around the corner or literally just up above in the recipe section of this blog. You can make Cranberry Sauce Cornbread or Biscuits.
What if you just have Cranberries that haven’t been used. Many people are probably like me and buy the big bag just because it is more practical. I buy the big bag because Cranberries are not usually available all year long and I like to have them on hand, so I keep the excess in the Freezer. One dish, using whole Cranberries is one that my whole loves. It is Cranberry Chicken – Chicken made with the whole Cranberry and then there is Cranberry/Pineapple Chicken. Whichever you decide to make, they are both delicious. But right now, let’s get back to the leftover Cranberry Sauce.
First on the Agenda is the Cranberry Corn Bread- so just up above to the recipe section and click on baked goods and then click on breads and then on the Cranberry Cornbread. In that same section is the Cranberry Sauce Biscuit Recipe (only all that reads in the index is Cranberry Sauce) – just click on that and it will take you to the Biscuit Recipe.
Cranberry Cornbread –cranberry-cornbread
Cranberry Sauce Biscuits – cranberry-sauce-biscuits
Cranberries can also be used for Fruit Muffins or Bread breads/fruit-muffins
Bite into an ethereal piece of heaven – a delightful flaky tasty Buttermilk Biscuit, which if made properly will be a delicious accompaniment to most any meal or even be the basis of a meal itself. The Southern United States is probably the most famous place for Buttermilk Biscuits, but that does not mean you can’t find good ones any place else. Actually, one of our famous fast food fried chicken companies has an excellent biscuit. (Whether or not it is made with buttermilk or plain milk, I don’t know, but it is really a very good biscuit)
Of course, you can find them right in your own kitchen by making your own. All it takes is some flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, salt, a dash of sugar and of course buttermilk. The secret to making good biscuits is to not over-knead the dough nor to roll it out too flat. You can also make the buttermilk biscuit into a drop biscuit and then you have no fear of over-kneading because you do not knead. To make a drop biscuit, just add a tablespoon or so extra of buttermilk and then drop the dough onto a greased pan and bake as you would for the kneaded variety.
When baking biscuits, place them in the baking closely togethr. If there is too much room between the biscuits, they will spread out and turn out flat. When they are placed close together (with about 1/4″ space between each one) they will rise up and be fluffy and puffy, not flat.
Enough about making them, but what are they ways in which you can use them, other than just eating them plain, buttered, with honey or jam or jelly?
Biscuits can be used for the toppings of deep dish pies, either savory or sweet. You can add cheese to the dough and have cheese biscuits. In the South, Biscuits and Country Gravy are a popular breakfast food. You can make mini- egg & cheese sandwiches from biscuits and biscuits are also the traditional ‘cake’ for the Strawberry Short Cake. Biscuits are great with stews, chili or fried chicken. In short, they can be served in numerous ways and can be eaten with any number of condiments. So, on Monday, April 14th or any other day, make some biscuits and serve them to your family. Use your imagination and see how many different ways you can come up with to vary the use of Buttermilk Biscuits.
Try the Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe in this blog; experiment with it and see how many different variations you can create. baked-goods/breads/buttermilk-biscuits/