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Flakey Honey Butter Biscuits

Flakey Honey Butter Biscuits

Flakey Honey Butter Biscuits

Love these biscuits, I’ve been making them for years now and I’ve got this recipe down pat. There are a few elements that make these fantastic. One of them is the Grated Frozen Butter, another is the Whole Wheat Flour and of course the best part is the Honey Butter brushed on top to crisp it up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated frozen butter
  • 1 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • pinch of sugar

Method:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together until they’re evenly mixed. Grate in the frozen butter into the dry ingredients.Gently toss until it is evenly incorporated.

Add Milk and mix together to form a dough, Use a wooden spoon at the start to avoid gucking up your fingers. If dough is too dry add a bit more milk to the dough, fold the dough a number of times, this is what will give your biscuits layers of flakey goodness. Knead the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into the shape of a plate about an 1 1/2 inch thick. Use a knife to cut it into a pie shape (should be able to get about 8 biscuits)

Put the wedges onto a baking sheet, careful not to crowd them, spread apart a bit so they have room to grow.

For the Honey Butter topping you can put the ingredients together in a bowl and microwave if you want or put them in a small pot and melt them together at a low heat. Lightly brush the top of the biscuits with the Honey Butter and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top of each.

Place in the over for about 15 mins until golden brown.

Enjoy

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Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

I Love Love Love this Breakfast. I Love making it for my wife and for overnight guests. Now I am not the biggest Jamie Oliver Fan but I was watching one of his shows one morning and he made this dish and I was quite impressed with it. So I followed his recipe and it came out soooo good. Over the years I’ve changed the recipe to suit whatever ingredients I have on hand. The following recipe is how I would make every time if I could.

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 small potatoes(red or purple are preferred)
  • tsp of sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 2 chorizo sausages links, cut diagonal slices
  • 2 slices of bacon, sliced into bits
  • 2-3 White Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves picked
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 shallots, peeled and very finely sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

First Pre-Heat your oven to 400° Celsius. While your oven is pre-heating, whisk your eggs and season lightly with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and set aside.

Take a small mixing bowl add the Shallot’s, Parsley, Lemon Juice, Sea Salt, Pepper and about a tablespoon of Olive Oil and set aside

Since this recipe is for two omelettes you can whisk your eggs in two separate bowls for each pan used. On the stove Heat two 20cm non-stick, ovenproof frying pans. A splash of olive oil to each pan and then add the Chorizo, bacon bit slices, Mushroom slices and Potatoes (red or purple potatoes cook through quite quickly I’ve found, if you are using small white potatoes you may want to give it a quick boil beforehand to hasten the cooking process). The Chorizo and bacon will render a bit of fat along with the spices from the Chorizo. At this point add the Rosemary Leaves and Garlic. The smell at this point should make you salivate. Take a knife and poke the potatoes to see how done they are. Add the eggs to the pan and gently move everything around to evenly space it. As the eggs begin to cook at the bottom place the pans into the oven under the grill until golden brown. When done remove from oven and sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the omelette. Using a small spatula slide the omelette onto a plate. Spoon the Shallot, Parsley mixture over top and serve.