T-minus 13 days until turkey day. Thirteen days! Are you kidding, how, when, where has fall gone? And gone it is as our temperatures here in the heartland took a turn for the worse about four days ago. It is frigid and just downright cold. Good thing I have no plans, no where to go, just me, four kiddos, pj’s and our couch. Sounds peaceful? Think again, did you catch the part where I said four kids, that is four, under the age of four. We have no plans because who wants to take four kids somewhere when it is zero degrees outside, on top of that two of them are nearing two. Can someone say, teeerrrriiiibbbblllleee two? And we are in our pj’s simply because of the energy required to clothe them all, just to have them get dirty, creating more laundry, just to return to pj’s later that evening. Not worth the energy.
So instead, we are sitting inside, properly on the couch –>COUGH<– eating this rustic grain free apple pie biscuits. Or as they say, cookies. Is it sad that my children believe these biscuits are cookies? I mean I wouldn’t quite call it a cookie, rather possibly scone like, but intriguing nonetheless. Again, something so simple, yet so different. Traditional with a twist, leaving your guest satisfied yet desiring more. So we sit and we eat, crumbs flying everywhere, little hands crying out for more, watching as these little delicious biscuits quickly disappear.
As they disappear the pan is left with crumbs and that pretty little spatula. Do you see it? How could you miss it? The beauty just pulls you in and tugs at your heart strings. I’m a sucker for all things “kitchen.” The hubs thinks it is a problem as I scour every store for new plates, utensils, bowls, and cutting boards. Some people like shoes, others like plates. Ugh, just another weird foodie problem. So when I came across Polder’s Old World Kitchen, who handcrafts the kitchen ware of your dreams…and some people really do dream of this stuff. I was thrilled to be able to get my hands on a few of the beautiful hand carved spatulas and spoons. I mean, check these things out on my Instagram page.
The feel, the touch, the smell is pretty dreamy. And this spatula, you guys is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Your plastic and metal spatulas have nothing on this wood beauty. And by the way, if you are still using plastic, tisk tisk. Throw it out and treat yourself to something functional, lasting and beautiful. This is it folks, everything you dreamed of in a spatula, the top of the line utensil. I know my spatulas and this is it, dreamy. Pssst…I will be giving away a spatula set to one lucky reader on my blog soon. Keep checking back for more details. –>EEK!<–
I do have a confession to make, I’ve turned into crazy mom with these spatulas and wooden spoons though. Normally my utensils are fair game for the kids to pretend with, especially as they pretend to mix and stir their “cookies.” And so as they went to grab, said precious spatula, my heart sank as I slowly lunged all the while yelling, “NOOOOooooooo” pulling it from their hands. Wide, eyed and looking at me like I had fallen off my rocker, they scurried away and I took a sigh of relief as I protected this beauty from harm.
I know, it really is a problem. It’s okay you can side with my hubs on this one and just call me crazy. I get it, they are just so beautiful you could display them. Part decoration, part functional, you need one in your life. And you need these biscuits in your life. Together = a slice of Heaven. I would practice these biscuits a head of time, not because they are difficult (super easy) but because you are going to want to eat the entire batch rather than share them, so get it out of your system, eat them, and then make some more to share. Your guest will thank you if these show up at your Thanksgiving feast.
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- For the Biscuits:
- 1 Biscuit recipe
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- For the Apples:
- 3 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- For the Topping:
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- ½ tsp cinamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Peel, core and thinly slice apples.
- Heat butter in a medium skillet over low-medium heat.
- Once melted add syrup, spices, stir and then add apples.
- Heat until just beginning to soften. Remove and let cool.
- Mix biscuits according to directions and add 2 Tbsp coconut sugar to recipe.
- Place dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll until ½ inch thick rectangle.
- Place apples over half the dough and fold over the dough on top of the apples.
- Cut, with a sharp knife, into 10-12 small squares and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Whisk eggs. Brush tops of biscuits with a thin coating of whisked eggs and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.