Jan here. And in case you were wondering what I did this weekend....
Our oldest son married his sweetie, and it was a wonderful day.
Meanwhile, I'd like to introduce a guest for our Monday post. Tanya Eavenson is in the Cafe today with a fabulous biscuit recipe. This is definitely a Southern recipe, as you can tell from the White Lily Flour - a Southern staple! But it looks delicious, and I'm going to have to try it.
So everyone say hello to Tanya!
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
with Tanya Eavenson
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled in freezer & sliced into thin slices
½ tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup cold buttermilk (or you can substitute milk)
pastry cutter or knife
non-stick parchment paper
Place unsalted butter in freezer.
Preheat oven at 425 degrees.
Line baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper.
Add sliced butter into the flour mixture & blend together with a pastry cutter until mixture crumbles.
Make a crater in the center of the flour mixture & add in ¾ cup of milk.
Fold flour over milk until it becomes slightly sticky to the touch, but don’t stir or over work the dough.
Add flour to work surface & then add the dough.
Flatten with palm into a rectangle, folding the dough like a tri-fold brochure. Repeat this step 2-3 times.
Palm dough on a floured surface about ¾ inch thick and cut out biscuits with cookie cutters. Place on lined baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown.
Thank you, Tanya!
Don't these biscuits look delicious? And with the fun heart and star shapes, they would be perfect for Valentine's Day tomorrow!
Speaking of Valentine's Day, Tanya has a new book out:
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To Gain a Valentine:
Pediatrician Patrick Reynolds works wonders with sick children, yet when it comes to pets, he’s clueless. But caring for his sister’s menagerie while she’s on vacation is the perfect answer to working through a broken engagement. Hoping to escape the memories, he returns to his hometown, the last place he'd expect to find love.
Life as a single mom is never easy, but pet shop owner Amabelle Durand has found contentment. When an old friend returns to care for his sister’s pets, he enlists her assistance to keep the animals alive. But when Amabelle's young daughter falls ill, she finds herself attracted to more than the handsome pediatrician’s medical skills.
As Valentine's Day approaches, will Patrick and Amabelle miss out on the love they've always desired? Or will their love take flight under the stars on this very special night?
Tanya Eavenson is a bestselling and an award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/ on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.