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Savory and Sweet Biscuits

posted: 08/01/14
by: TLCme

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Professional event planner Jodi Moraru shared these uber simple recipes that are guaranteed to be instant crowd-pleasers.

Creating biscuit bar only takes a few steps:

  • Fill a table up with both sweet and savory biscuits.
  • Have your guests make mini BLT sandwiches with the biscuits.
  • Place various jams and jellies on the table to let your guests choose their favorites!
  • Funnel leftover jams in mason jars as a favor for your guests to take home with them.

Savory Cheese and Garlic Biscuit Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add the milk and cheddar cheese; stir to combine. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. While biscuits are baking mix melted butter and minced garlic. Brush garlic butter over hot baked biscuits.

Sweet Cranberry-Orange Biscuit Recipe:

Ingredients

  1. 1 packed tablespoon orange zest from about 1 orange
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  7. 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 400 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, rub together orange zest and sugar until fragrant; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Stir in sugar and cranberries.
  3. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, pat dough down into a 3/4-inch thick circle. Use a 1-inch biscuit cutter to cut out circles. Place circles on baking sheets. Brush each biscuit with melted butter. Bake until golden on top and just cooked through, about 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

The perfect addition is a sparkling wine bar. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill a table with various sparkling wines to let your guests choose their favorite!
  2. First up: a white sparkling! Try cava, prosecco, champagne, or a sparkling wine.
  3. Next, move on to a refreshing rose sparkling. Perfect and light for summer!
  4. And lastly, choose a sparkling shiraz (or another red sparkling) for a unique twist.
  5. Pick classic or funky champagne flutes... or even try serving sparkling in coupes!