Raspberry Almond Spiral Biscuits

Author: Canadian Living

You can bake these biscuits right from the freezer on Christmas morning. Serve with cream cheese and raspberry jam.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 1/4 cup sliced almond
Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 4 teaspoons whipping cream
  • 1 dash almond extract

Method

Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper (double-line if freezing) or grease. Set aside.

In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl, whisk buttermilk with egg; add to flour mixture, stirring with fork to make soft dough. With floured hands, pat into rectangle.

Turn out dough onto floured surface; roll out to 10- x 6-inch (25 x 15 cm) rectangle. Spread with raspberry jam, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border at 1 long side. Sprinkle with half of the almonds. Starting at long side with filling, roll up dough; pinch edge to seal. Using serrated knife, cut into 12 slices. Arrange, cut side down, in prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. (Make-ahead: Wrap with plastic wrap then heavy-duty foil; freeze for up to 2 weeks. Increase baking time by about 10 minutes.) Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Remove from pan to rack. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Glaze: In bowl, whisk together icing sugar, cream and almond extract; drizzle over warm biscuits.

Nutritional facts Per biscuit: about

  • Sodium 295 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 227.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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