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Jan 13, 2010

Festive Cornmeal Biscuits

Festive Cornmeal Biscuits

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup all purpose yellow cornmeal

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp butter

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg white, beaten

optional - serve with peach or strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk until dough holds together.

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 8 to 10 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place biscuits on baking sheet and brush tops with egg whites. Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Serve with preserves if desired.