Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals
Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals
How to Turn Biscuits into the Extraordinary
If you are entertaining for a crowd, you can create tasty appetizers by transforming ordinary biscuits into a tasty finger food with a delicious turkey filling. It's easy to do and you will be pleased with the results.
Biscuit spirals may look tricky but they are easy to make: you spread turkey filling over your biscuit dough, which you then roll up and cut into interesting-looking spirals, prior to baking.
Biscuits spirals are also known as pinwheels but whatever you call them, adding a layer of turkey filling to your biscuit dough makes for delicious eating.
Meat-filled biscuit spirals make an interesting looking party food and are a welcome addition to the menu when serving a crowd. I served these at a get-together and my guests were wowed.
If you're a fan of turkey pie, these spirals offer the same taste but are much easier to make. Biscuits and turkey go well together and can be combined to make delicious spirals.
Why not settle down with a cup of tea and a couple of these tasty biscuits? A perfect "nibble" when you are in the mood for something to snack on.
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. vegetable shortening
- 1 cup milk
Preparing Biscuit Dough
- Mix dry ingredients, cut in lard until crumbly, add milk and stir lightly until dough forms.
- Add more liquid, if necessary, to make a slightly moist dough. Knead gently.
- Sprinkle flour on counter.
- Roll out biscuit dough to a thickness of 1/4".
- Shape into a large rectangle.
Preparing Turkey Mixture
Preparing turkey to spread over biscuit dough.
In a bowl, mix together:
- 2 tins of flaked turkey (156 grams)
- Celery chopped fine (amount to preference)
- Onion chopped fine (amount to preference)
- Poultry seasoning (to taste)
Using a pastry cutter, cut turkey until finely minced. Add chopped onions and celery, then shake in poultry seasoning. Mix well and check flavor, adding more poultry seasoning until turkey is spicy and seasoned to taste.
Adding Turkey Filling to Biscuit Base
- Prep time: 20 min
- Cook time: 20 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- Yields: 12 biscuits
Adding Turkey Filling and forming Spirals
- Spread turkey mixture over biscuit dough, leaving 1/2" around the edges.
- Starting on wide side of rectangle, roll up dough jelly-roll style until a rectangular log is formed.
- To seal, moisten edges with water and pinch together until a seam forms.
- Place log seam-side down on a cutting board and slice into 1/2" wide sections.
- Place biscuit spirals on lightly buttered cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325° reducing oven temperature to 300° towards end of cooking time. Bake until biscuit rounds are golden brown.
Tips for Making Perfect Spirals
- Moist: make sure biscuit dough is slightly moist so that when spirals cook, biscuit crust is not dry.
- Rolled Tightly: when rolling up biscuit dough, ensure that log is rolled tightly to prevent filling mixture spilling out due to gaps (between filling and biscuit dough) inside spiral.
- Double-pan: so that bottoms of spirals do not over-brown.
- Oven Rack: Position oven rack higher up.
- Double-Bag: If freezing biscuits for future use, double-bag to prevent freezer burn.
Biscuit Spirals in Pan Ready to Pop Into Oven
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Ready to Eat!
Savory Turkey-Filled Biscuit Spirals--Great-Looking Finger Food for Entertaining
Biscuit spirals can be served cold and spread with butter or served warm and topped with turkey gravy. Meat-filled biscuits make a tasty treat, whether eaten warm or cold.
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