January 27, 2010

Open a restaurant and save the world

My dear friend, and college classmate, Dagny, once said that she wanted to "Open a restaurant and save the world." Since then she's been working hard in culinary school, blogging her own recipes, and baking lots! Like these "Chocolate Bubble Biscuits" which are, basically, the best baked goods I have ever tasted. I really do think they could save the world.
Chocolate Chip Bubble Biscuits
from the Nestle Toll house cookbook

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift together: 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp salt

Cut a 1/3 cup cold diced butter into the dry mixture.
(I usually just mix it in my kitchen aid until it is mealy...if you mix it too long it will clump)

Stir 1 cup milk or semi sweet chocolate chips into the bowl.

Add 2/3 cup milk to mixture and stir until combined....do not over mix, it will result in a tough biscuit.

In separate bowl mix 1/2 cup cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside. Melt 1/3 cup butter. Pour 1/2 of that butter into the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll dough into aprx. 16 balls and place in buttered/sugared pan. Brush with remaining butter and then sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and no longer doughy looking. Cool about 10 minutes, if you can wait that long, and then eat, and share...if you want.

Follow Dagny's blog (full of wonderful insights, like: "people make a big deal out of sunsets, and rainbows, but nobody pays homage to that perfect moment of bliss when your head meets your pillow at the end of a long day.") by clicking here.

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