These fluffy biscuits are extra-rich thanks to the addition of sweet cream.
Farm & Larder biscuit mix
¾ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Add the biscuit mix to a large mixing bowl. Measure ¾ cup cream; set aside 1 tablespoon. Add the remaining cream to the dry mixture and stir with a fork until the mixture just comes together.
2. Lightly knead the dough a few times in the bowl, turn it out onto a lightly floured board, and roll out about ¾-inch thick. Cut six 2½-inch circles or squares out of the dough. Re-roll the scraps, you should be able to get 2 or 3 more biscuits out of it.
3. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and brush the tops with the tablespoon of cream. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool. Split and serve with warm sausage gravy over top.
These gorgeous oranges are a wonderful addition to a cheeseboard; or, remove the rinds and toss into a salad!
3 Cara Cara oranges, sliced into thick wedges
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup pistachios or other toasted nut of your choice, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to broil. Line a baking sheet or roasting pan with foil or parchment paper and place the orange wedges on pan. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the top of the exposed fruit.
2. Place under a broiler for 3-5 minutes, until the brown sugar is bubbly and beginning to brown and the edges are caramelized. Remove from oven. Drizzle orange wedges evenly with honey and top with the nuts. Serve warm.
These scones are wonderful topped with butter, jam or even a little whipped crème fraîche.
¾ cup, plus 2 tablespoons water
1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Combine the water and scone mix in a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon until blended. (Dough will be slightly sticky.)
2. Knead dough 5-6 times on a generously floured board, folding dough in half on top of itself each time. Divide dough into 3 pieces. Pat each piece into a 5-inch diameter dome, and cut each dome into 4 wedges.
3. Place the scones on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve scones warm from the oven.
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.
½ pound parsnips, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 300°.
2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel parsnips into long, very thin strips. Place strips in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt. Lay parsnip strips on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until parsnip strips are crispy and golden brown. Allow strips to cool on baking sheets before removing.