Rosie’s Recipe — Apple or Peach Dumplings

If there’s one meal that can leave me in a culinary rut, it’s breakfast. The traditional American breakfast consists of ham, bacon, or sausage, combined with eggs, pancakes, french toast or waffles, with hash browns, toast or muffins on the side. Or biscuits. There’s nothing quite like a piping hot biscuit, fresh out of the oven. The American biscuit, unlike biscuits in England, is a thick, doughy roll that’s perfect with butter and jam, or topped with gravy. However, this classic recipe, from Rosie’s Riveting Recipes, brings an exciting twist to the everyday breakfast biscuit. Please note that your favorite biscuit recipe would also be suitable for this version.

Enjoy.

GM

 

APPLE OR PEACH DUMPLINGS

  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cored or pitted fresh fruit
  • 1 tablespoon jam

Cut shortening into Bisquick. Blend in water. Roll into 12-inch square. Cut into 4 6-inch squares. Place fruit on each square. Fill hollow with jam. Wrap pastry around fruit. Seal well. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in hot oven (450º). Makes 4 servings.

Modern adaptation: If using fresh apples decrease amount of fruit to 1 or 2 apples. If dough is too dry and crumbly add small amounts of water or milk. The biscuit recipe on the side of the Bisquick box can also be used.

Cranberry Surprise Muffins

Who says cranberries are just for the holidays? Cranberries are a healthy food which they say also helps maintain a healthy bladder. This recipe comes from a friend’s mother’s recipe box. It’s easy to prepare and a delicious way to enjoy cranberries year round.

CRANBERRY SURPRISE MUFFINS

  • 1 12 oz package corn muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup canned whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tins or use paper baking cups.  Prepare muffin mix according to the package directions and, in a separate bowl, combine cranberry sauce and orange rind. Fill each cup about halfway, drop a teaspoonful of cranberry mixture, and top with a small amount of batter. Bake 15 minutes or until muffins are brown. Makes approximately 12 muffins.