Mother’s Day is approaching quickly. I have a great gift for my Mother. I have actually had it for about 3 months. Now, I am working on the Brunch. I would fix her breakfast in bed, but then I would have to get up before the crack of dawn…and have all the food ready. So, she will get brunch, that is much more in my time frame. I have been playing around with a few recipes especially for the occasion. We all love the Cranberry Raisinets that Nestle launched in July 2009. They have become one of our favorite snacks that we keep on hand. In addition to the benefits of natural fruit antioxidants, Cranberry RAISINETS have 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brands and provide 1/2 serving of real fruit in every 1/4 cup.
Cranberry RAISINETS are tangy, whole, dried cranberries covered with smooth Nestle Milk Chocolate. They are a delicious, convenient and portable snack that offer the benefits of the bright red superfruit. Cranberries, the most popular of the superfruits, combine exceptional nutrient richness with the power of antioxidants. These antioxidants are flavanoids and Vitamin C, which have been shown to help the body fight free radicals. The cranberries in Cranberry RAISINETS are sourced exclusively from the U.S. through the nation’s number one cranberry supplier, Ocean Spray(R).
Now, here is the kicker…they are fabulous to cook with! I have made muffins with Cranberry Raisinets. I have made waffles with Cranberry Raisinets. And I have made biscuits. Yep, biscuits:
Simply take 2 cups of flour
Approximately 1/3 cup of shortening.
Cut the shortening into the flour using a fork or one of the specialty tools made for that purpose. I don’t have one of those so I have always used a fork.
Then add your milk. You can use sweet milk or buttermilk, which ever you prefer. And I never measure but I would guess it is around 2/3 or 3/4 of a cup.
Mix your ingredients together forming a loose dough.
Add in your Cranberry Raisinets. I used 1/2 the bag. You can use more or less depending on how saturated you wish for your dough to be.And I don’t have a picture of this because I had dough all over my hands.
Form your dough into biscuit shapes and there you have it…your Cranberry Raisinet Biscuits.
Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown.
Perfect for Mother’s Day!
Yummm. I love these. Cranberries and Chocolate in biscuits. Life just can’t get better than that!
These were really easy to make. Meaning that your kids can help and depending on their age can probably make them all by themselves and they have turned out to be a huge hit with everyone. I like mine as is or cut open with a little butter inside. Tate liked his with some Orange Marmalade inside. Erin and Bric both preferred theirs as is hot out of the oven.
If you haven’t tried the Nestle Cranberry Raisinets, RUN to the store now. You are missing out! And you never know, you might create an award worthy recipe for your family.