Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Basic Biscuits & Apple Nut Muffin Cake

Time for a Tuesdays with Dorie twofer! I didn't get to last week's recipe on time, but late is better than never, right? I made the Apple Nut Muffin Cake with an apple fresh from the orchard and it was delicious!

my three sweeties at the apple orchard

All three kiddos loved the cake, which I cut into squares for a quick breakfast snack.  I followed the recipe almost exactly, my only change was to use a 9 by 13 pan since I couldn't locate my 8 by 8 one, so my muffin cake squares are a little thinner than they should be, but that just made them easier to munch :)   Thank you to Katrina at Baking and Boys for this TWD pick, you can find the recipe for Apple Nut Muffin Cake here at Katrina's site if you do not have Baking From My Home To Yours.

I made today's TWD pick, Basic Biscuits, yesterday when my kids got home from school.  They were wonderful, were the the best biscuits I've ever made or had? Could have been, yeah, they were that good!  I mixed the ingredients in the food processor (a tip I've learned from Baking From My Home To Yours) to ease up preparation (not that it was that difficult in the first place.  I also always just cut my biscuits one time, unless I'm going for specially shaped (i.e. heart) biscuits.  It is quick and easy, gives them a rustic almost square shape, and no scraps to re-roll :)

Above is before baking, below is after. I baked on an insulated baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.  I baked for 14 minutes just like the book said, although I usually take my biscuits out a touch sooner, these were just perfect. 

Look at how light and fluffy and "top hat high" these got, love that part of Dorie's description in the recipe!

All in all, two perfectly delicious TWD treats in a row!  A huge thank you to Jennifer at Cooking for Comfort for this recipe pick -- you can find Dorie's recipe for Basic Biscuits here at Jennifer's site, this one is a keeper :)  I'll leave with an extra shot of the Apple Nut Muffin Cake, a side view so you can see all the goodies (apples, raisins, walnuts) baked in...yum!


Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Such a yummy post! Those biscuits are just beautiful... :)

Peggy said...

Those biscuits are HUGE. Just fabulous. Love the muffin cake too. I am sure your family loved both.

Flourchild said...

Wow ..I love how high your biscuits got, perfect! Im glad you all enjoyed the apple cake too! That was one of my favs.! Your kids look so happy and enjoying their time in the apple orchard. I really love this time of year!
Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog! I love it when you visit! I hear you on my son growing! He eats SO much now and just burns right through it:) He is my baby so I am holding on to him as long as I can!
I hope you have the best fall ever and keep baking all the yummy treats!! You are a great mama!!

Jennifer said...

Your biscuits are beautiful! I love them cut into squares. :)

Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Nicole said...

Wow, those rose so much. Mine didn't, so I think I still need to work on my mixing a bit. I love the photo at the orchard!

TeaLady said...

Both of these were great, weren't they? Love your square biscuits. And the cake is better thin. More pieces!!!

Tia said...

that is a decent sized biscuit! just the way i would like it. they would be great for sandwiches i bet.

Jessica said...

The apple cake and the biscuits look perfect. The biscuits are very tall indeed!

blorriepoes said...

looks delicious

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Lara said...

those biscuits look nice and high, yum!

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