Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just another Sunday...

Sour Cream Biscuits and Runny Blackberries

There is something great about a Sunday morning and the routine that goes with it.  The late start, the dog walking, the dog rescuing (seems to be a common occurrence at my home now), getting home to make brunch.  I like a routine.

This past Sunday was no different.  We got a late start and debated on how we wanted to walk the dogs (whether it was together or separate, in order for me to start brunch).  We decided on together and headed out the door with the pups following at our heels.  To our surprise a little Scottie dog named Maximus was waiting outside for us.  

This is not the first time this has happened; I have done head counts in the backyard that have left me with having 1 dog too many.  I came home after work one day, ready to feed the dogs that we actually own...realizing that we had a third dog in the yard, a little rat looking terrier.  First thought, "OH MY GOD!  There is a third dog in the yard!"  Second thought, "Did Sean put this dog in the yard and not tell me!?!?!?!"  Third thought, "OH MY GOD!  Someone must have thrown you over the fence, you poor thing!"  The "Poor Thing" thought subsided when it proceeded to bare its teeth at me, as he made his way under the fence through a small hole into the yard next door.  I grounded my dogs that day for having friends over when we weren't home and blocked off the hole...I don't think they noticed they were grounded.

Thankfully, Max was not as hateful as the rat terror...I mean terrier.  This little Scottie was kind of sweet, so we put the kids in the backyard together and called the owner.  While waiting for them to return the call, the fur kids played and I started on fixing something to eat.

With all of the excitement, I felt that something easy was in order...Sour Cream Biscuits with Runny Blackberries.  I like this biscuit recipe for its simplicity.  Anything that only takes three ingredients and takes no time at all to mix up and bake is my kind of biscuit.

Sour Cream Biscuits
For printable recipe, please click here
2 C  Self Rising Flour
½ C  Butter, melted
1 C  Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 425°.  Using a wooden spoon, mix the sour cream and butter into the flour.  Using your hands form biscuits, about a ⅓ C of dough ea.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake until rolls start to brown, approximately 15 min.  Makes 6 to 8 biscuits.

Runny Blackberries
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1 Pint Fresh Blacberries or 2 C  Frozen Blackberries
½ stick  Butter
1 Tbsp Flour
½ to 1 C  Sugar (depends on sweetness of the blackberries)
1 to 1½ Tbsp  Orange Juice
A Pinch of Kosher Salt 

In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt the butter.  Stir in black berries and sugar.  After the sugar has melted, stir in the flour.  Let the berries cook down, the consistency should be getting thicker.  Stir in the orange juice and the pinch of salt.  Take off the heat, let set for 10 minutes before serving.  Refrigerate leftovers. 

Runny Blackberries

Sour Cream Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits and Runny Blackberries

So within 30 minutes, I had the biscuits and berries on the table and Max was returned to his owner.  I hope next Sunday is a little less hectic than this past Sunday.

Enjoy the foods of your labor.  :-)


Two Pitties in the City said...

The pooches are having friends over without you? And those biscuits look amazing!

Trissi_V said...

Apparently I have a little hobo dog signal carved into my picket fence..."Friendly dog people, will offer food/water and a place to rest".

Thanks. The biscuit recipe is awesome and so easy, but it only makes if you need more for leftovers or what not, double the recipe.