Upside-Down Orange Biscuits

Submitted By: Earleen Stark


  • 1/4 cup melted butter or
  • margarine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 22/3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter or
  • margarine
  • 11/8 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Instructions

    Combine melted butter or margarine, orange juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and orange rind. Boil for two minutes. Pour mixture into a greased round 9-inch baking pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. With a pastry blender, cut 6 tablespoons butter or margarine into the flour until coarse crumbs are formed. Add milk and stir with fork until soft dough is formed.
    Knead dough 30 seconds on a lightly floured board. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness. Brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough jellyroll style. Cut in 1-inch slices. Place cut side down over orange mixture. Bake at 450ยบ for 20 to 25 minutes.
    Yield: 6 servings.