Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cherry Walnut Tea Biscuit

Having been snowed in today, I thought what else, then to make some warm biscuits and sit wrapped up with a hot cup of tea and good book. Toasting the Walnuts just shy of burning them, allowed a rich nutty fragrance to permeate the whole biscuit. Barley sweet, rich in aroma, and cherry tart; these biscuits are the perfect addition to a snow day.


1 cup oat flour
1 1/2 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons butter or earth balance
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 egg
1/2 cup almond, rice, soy, or dairy milk

1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried tart cherries

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place walnuts on baking pan and toast until fragrant and darkly browned(5-10 minutes). Place flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in large bowl and set aside. In seperate bowl place beaten egg, agave, and almond milk. Place the butter in with the flour and cut in with pastry blender. Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry until dough is formed. If dough is too wet put additional flour in. Form into a log about ten inches long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in wax paper and place in refigerator to chill one hour. After chilling dough heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut dough log into 12, 1 inch buiscuits and place on pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Makes 12

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