Hot cross biscuits

Yield: 1 dozen

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup Flour
1 cup Oatmeal; uncooked
2 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Margarine; or Butter
¼ cup Currants
1 teaspoon Orange Peel; grated
¾ cup Buttermilk
1 tablespoon Butter; or Margarine, melted
2 tablespoons Oatmeal; uncooked
⅓ cup Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoons Buttermilk

Heat oven to 450øF. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients; mix well. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Stir in currants and orange peel. Add buttermilk, just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently six to eight times. Roll dough to a ½" thickness. Cut with a floured biscuit cutter. Gather dough scraps together (do not knead); re-roll and repeat. Place on a prepared cookie sheet. Brush tops with melted margarine and sprinkle with remaining oats. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. For icing, mix powdered sugar and buttermilk. Drizzle icing on each biscuit in the shape of a cross.

Source: Medford Mail Tribune Typed by Katherine Smith Kook-Net: The Shadow Zone IV - Stinson Beach, CA

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