• Tommy Centola

Mimosa Biscuits from Houmas House Plantation

Updated: Jan 4

As some of you may know, I have been writing a food column for my local paper. Today, I am planning out my columns for the month of September. I though about doing a series on the restaurants from the Plantations. This week, I will feature two breakfast recipes from Houmas House Plantation,

I will never forget the first time I heard about alcohol in biscuits. A friend’s father used to make beer biscuits that she loved. One day, she asked why was he drinking beer so early in the morning. He said he was using it to make the biscuits that she loved so much. She did not believe him until she sat and watched his prepare his biscuit dough. They were very good biscuits.

Here is a twist on those beer biscuits, using the ingredients to make a Mimosa, Champagne and Orange Juice.

2 cups Flour

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Salt

Zest of 1 Orange

2 tablespoons Shortening

1/2 cup Champagne

1/2 cup Orange Juice

Preheat oven to 350℉.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Work shortening into the flour mixture with the tips of you fingers. You want to get a mixture where the flour surrounding little pieces of the shortening. The mixture should not form into a paste but should be somewhat dry. Add the champagne and orange juice gradually, mixing with a butter knife or wooden spoon to form a soft dough ball. Roll dough lightly on a floured board to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut shape with a biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Enjoy!!!

Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!

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