Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome....Strawberry Breakfast Biscuit Cake

Hi! This is my blog, I have no idea what I am doing so please, bare with me, and be nice. :)  I have been talking (to myself mostly) about this for months. I wanted to have a way to archive my recipes and also share them with my friends and family who i often drive nuts with pictures of fancy treats on Facebook. So I dont really know what this little blog will turn into but for now I will share this fancy recipe with you... I was originally inspired by this recipe http://www.bakeat350.blogspot.com/2012/02/maple-pecan-biscuit-cake.html. which I made and very much recommend you do too! I LOVE buttermilk biscuits and often slather mine with strawberry jam, so i thought...why not cover this biscuit cake with some jam! Enjoy! -Jess

Strawberry Breakfast Biscuit Cake
ingredients for cake:
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening, chilled
2/3 cup Buttermilk, cold
1 to 1 1/2 tsp Raw sugar
1/3 cup organic Strawberry Jam

for Cream Cheese Drizzle:
3oz. Cream cheese, room temp
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Powdered sugar, plus 2 TBSP for dusting
1 TBSP milk

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 8x8 baking pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry blender (or fingers) until coarse crumbs form. Add buttermilk and mix with rubber spatula (or hands!) until combined. Dough should be moist but not sticky. place dough into pan and use fingers to spread dough to edges of pan. Sprinkle raw sugar evenly over dough then make three horizontal slits in dough, spread jam evenly in each slit. Bake on middle rack for 15-18 minutes, biscuit will be lightly brown. remove from oven and let cool slightly for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until soft and fluffy, add milk and beat until smooth about 2 minutes. Dust powdered sugar over biscuit then  Transfer cream cheese drizzle to pipping bag and drizzle over warm cake. serve warm...Enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. Fancy! Great job on your first blog. I'm sure this was gobbled up as soon as it cooled. It looks absolutely scrumptious!