Ivy and Lace Tea: Smoked Turkey on a Biscuit with Cranberry Chutney

This sandwich itself is simple to put together. Spread the cranberry chutney on a biscuit, add the smoked turkey and a lettuce leaf. The biscuits are just a bit sweet and a perfect match for the turkey and chutney. Here’s the recipe for them:

Flaky Biscuits

2 cups pastry flour
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons softened butter
½ cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 325ยบ. Into the bowl of a food processor add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Process until just blended. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs 15-20 seconds.

Add the milk and process for at least 3 minutes. The dough will be soft, like melted cheese.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Roll the dough into a rectangle about 12” x 7”, about 1/8” thick. Fold it in half crosswise and roll lightly to bind the two layers together.

Using a small, round biscuit cutter, between 1 ½” and 2”, cut out the biscuits. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet close together but not quite touching.

Lightly prick the biscuits with a fork. Bake them for about 20 minutes, until their tops are a very light golden brown. Turn the oven off, crack the door open and allow the biscuits to stand in the oven until they’re totally cooled. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature; they’ll last for two weeks.