Your favorite biscuit or scone pastry.
2 c flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar (optional)
6 Tbsp butter, room temp.
1 c buttermilk or milk)
3/4 c brown sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp flour
2 - 3 Tbsp melted butter
3/4 c icing sugar
In medium sized bowl, mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter with pastry blender. Add buttermilk, stirring with fork until dough holds together. (for plain biscuits, pat dough onto floured surface, about 1” thick. Cut with tomato soup can or cookie cutter)
Divide dough in half and pat into a rectangular shape on counter, using flour. Roll into 6” X 12” shape. Spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon. Starting from long side, fold over twice, so that you have a 2 inch strip that has 3 layers. Cut into 3/4 inch slices.
Twist each slice (right hand twists away from you and left hand toward you) so that it looks like the figure 8. Place on greased and floured (or parchment paper lined) cookie sheet.
Bake at 400F until golden. About 12 min.
Fill a 1 c measuring cup 3/4 full of icing sugar. Stir while adding a little water at a time, until it has a good spreading consistency. Drizzle or brush over warm twists. (If you did not use
parchment paper, remove from sheet with lifter before sugar,that has run out, hardens.)