Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Alpaca Boy Joins Biscuit Hill B&B

Choco & Nougat now have a new brother that arrived just today. We went to an Alpaca show yesterday, and fell in love with this little black boy from Cibolo Creek Alpacas. His fleece is sooooo soft and as with his other 2 pen mates, his eyes will melt your heart. Our guests left this morning before "Bean" came, so when the new guests arrive tomorrow, they will get to see him, and HE will get to have his first "Guest Experience". Other than him being a little smaller than Choco & Nougat, (Bean is only 60 Lbs.) he has that WONDERFUL personality, and LOVES to be petted. We know all the guests will fall in love with him as we did. The boys will be getting their Spring shear the first part of April, so I had to get shots of them all fluffy today. Bean also has a little different fleece that our other two boys. It is on the curly side and very wavy at the "roots". Right now his fleece tips are redish brown like Choco, but that will go away when he is sheared, and he will become jet black after the shearing.

The boys are already close. Choco is giving Bean a nose rub kiss.
Come See our boys when ever you can. We would love to host your next Hill Country visit.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Biscuit Hill Fruit Dumplings

Fruit & Bisquick Dumplings
Diane Reed – Biscuit Hill B&B

2 cups Bisquick Mix
¼ tsp. Cinnamon
2/3 cup Milk
(small bowl of water for moistening fingers only)

Boiling Mixture:
2 cups of water
11/2 cups Sugar

Broth Mixture:
1 can Mountain Dew
1 stick butter – melted
1 can (any fruit) Pie Filling
1 Tlbs. Vanilla

1 bag of frozen fruit (any kind)
(If using 2 fruits use 1 bag of main fruit & 1/2 bag of 2nd fruit)
Cinnamon Sugar (to your taste)

*Combine water & sugar & bring to a boil

*Mix Bisquick & cinnamon, then add milk to form dough
*Form dough into balls about 1 inch size (moisten fingers as needed)
*Drop dough balls into boiling liquid for 2 min. turning once
*Remove with a slotted spoon & place in a single layer in a large oven proof pan sprayed with cooking spray.

*Pour can of Mountain Dew into left over sugar water
*Melt Butter in the mixture
*Combine pie filling with hot mix & pour over dumplings
(At this point, you may refrigerate over night before continuing)
*Top with frozen fruit
*Sprinkle frozen fruit with cinnamon sugar mixture
*Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until contents bubble.

Serve Warm w/cream (optional)

Serves: 16
>Any can pie filling & frozen fruit may be used to change the flavor of the dumpling. I change it according to the season.