Frugal Foodie Mama: Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits {& A #VanillaWeek Giveaway}

Monday, February 2, 2015

Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits {& A #VanillaWeek Giveaway}

A big thank you to Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Bob's Red Mill, Silpat, Quirk Books and Dixie Crystals/Imperial Sugar for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #VanillaWeek. All opinions stated below are my own.
Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits- tender and flaky buttermilk biscuits flecked with raisins and cinnamon, and drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze #VanillaWeek
Pin It

If anyone has a Hardee's nearby or has been to one before, you all probably already know about their amazing cinnamon raisin biscuits. Flaky buttermilk biscuits flecked with raisins, and then drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze.
These biscuits are the only thing you will find me eating from Hardee's (the rest of their menu pretty much grosses me out- sorry Hardee's), and they are also the only baked goodie with raisins in them that I will eat. I am not usually a fan of raisins baked into things. 

Cinnamon raisin biscuits also hold a certain nostalgia for me. When I was little, my mother was a stay-at-home mama until I was about 6 or 7.  One of her first jobs outside of the home was at our local Hardee's in town. She would usually work the early morning shift and would be the one making, rolling, and baking these tender, flaky biscuits. Often she would come home with a few for us. :)
And when I was pregnant with my son over 15 years ago, these biscuits ended being one of the rare times that a "I have to it now!" pregnancy craving hit me. I remember waking up my now ex-husband at 5:00 in the morning to run out and get me some. Of course, our local Hardee's didn't open until 6. But he was out the door by 6:15 and came back home with a dozen for me.

The Hardee's in town has long since closed. There is still one open across town, but why hop in the car to pick some up when you can bake your own at home in the same amount of time? ;)
This homemade version of cinnamon raisin biscuits comes pretty darn close to their Hardee's counterpart. Fluffy and sweet with a hint of cinnamon and just the right amount of raisins, and then topped with a delicious vanilla glaze...

Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits- tender and flaky buttermilk biscuits flecked with raisins and cinnamon, and drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze #VanillaWeek
Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15minutes
Ingredients (10-14 biscuits)
For the vanilla glaze
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

In a mixing large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or two butter knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and raisins; stir just until combined.

Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead just until smooth, about 2 minutes. Roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-inch round biscuit cutter or use a heart-shaped cutter. Place on an baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
**Alternatively- use a seasoned cast iron skillet to bake your biscuits in. Place each cut biscuit so they are touching in the skillet. Then simply bake as directed above.

While the biscuits are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle over the warm biscuits.
Serve and enjoy!

Powered by Recipage

This was my first time baking with Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Cake flour, and I loved it, folks. It definitely made these biscuits even more tender and light. And the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract in the glaze for these biscuits? Let's just say that quality ingredients really do make a difference when it comes to vanilla extracts. I don't think I could ever go back, my friends... ;)
Your favorite Nielsen-Massey products can be purchased at in-store or online at Williams-Sonoma. All Nielsen-Massey products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free and Kosher. And Nielsen-Massey also has a fabulous line of organic vanillas! 
Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits- tender and flaky buttermilk biscuits flecked with raisins and cinnamon, and drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze #VanillaWeek

Vanilla Glazed Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits- tender and flaky buttermilk biscuits flecked with raisins and cinnamon, and drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze #VanillaWeek
Pin It

Red velvet and chocolate maybe everywhere this time of year, but myself, Terri from Love and Confections, and the #VanillaWeek Bloggers have come together to focus on one of our favorite flavors this week- Vanilla! We hope you join us throughout the week as we will be sharing some of our favorite vanilla recipes with you all. From breakfasts to drinks to desserts and even savory dishes- lots of yummy vanilla goodness is coming your way, folks. :) Also, don't forget to enter below in our big #VanillaWeek giveaway!  You could be one of three lucky readers who will win the ultimate vanilla baking prize package that includes goodies from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Bob's Red Mill, Silpat, Quirk Books and Dixie Crystals/Imperial Sugar.... Good luck all!

Get entered to win the ultimate vanilla baking prize package that includes goodies from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Bob's Red Mill, Silpat, Quirk Books and Dixie Crystals/Imperial Sugar, Ends 2/8/15 #VanillaWeek
Pin It

*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified.  By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Three winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent  directly from the giveaway sponsors. Carrie of Frugal Foodie Mama is not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you loved this recipe, you might also like my...
French Vanilla Chai Cinnamon Rolls

Be sure to check out the all the other delicious vanilla recipes being posted today...
Berry Vanilla and Yogurt Loaf Cake from Take A Bite Out of Boca.
I Love You Strawberry Cake from Hip Foodie Mom.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole from It's Yummi.
Strawberry Vanilla Cream Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Vanilla Balsamic Roast Chicken Thighs from Pineapple and Coconuts.
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.
Vanilla Bean Cream Puffs from Taste Cook Sip.
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Fresh Strawberries from {i love} my disorganized life.
Vanilla Cinnamon Candied Pecans from Big Bear's Wife.
Vanilla Macarons from Love and Confections.
White Chocolate Dipped Snickerdoodles from Life Tastes Good.


No comments :

Post a Comment

I love hearing from you all! I read each and every comment & almost always respond if you are not a no-reply commenter. :) Please check your settings & make sure you have a public email connected to your account so I can connect with you better.