Sept. 1, 2011
Celebrating the Biscuit
September 1st is my new favorite holiday. What holiday is that, you ask? The first day of National Biscuit Month, of course! What? You aren't enamored with biscuits? I've never visited anywhere more South than Chicago (and that's not very South at all!) but I have a romanticized idea that in the South everything is comfy, cozy, and warm. And people sit down to warm family dinners that always include piping hot biscuits..and there's a fire place. Don't make fun of me. I can dream. ;]
When HH asked me to write a post about biscuits..I sort of had to jump at the chance, and then realized other people might not understand why I find them so fun to make. Aside from silly hopeless romantic notions about them, biscuit making is dirty. You have to get your hands into the dough, you can use a fancy tool to 'cut the fat' into it, but I wouldn't! You can make easy drop biscuits that taste just as delicious, or you can put a little love into it and roll the dough out and cut perfect circles that puff up a little when you bake them so you can pull them apart and put jam or agave right in the middle. Honestly, is there anything more comforting? I don't think so.
Luckily, HH has made it possible to enjoy biscuits without eating a ton of fat. Whether she wants to admit it or not, HH has just as much of a relationship with biscuits as I do- they're her husband's favorite food! I think that might be why she has so many recipes for them ;) She has Applesauce Biscuits, Maple Cornmeal Biscuits, Southern Style Biscuits, Raisin Biscuits, and Sweet Potato Biscuits.
And here's how we celebrated yesterday, a little early- I just couldn't wait! We made 'egg' sandwiches on biscuits, using HH's Nomelette (p. 17) and Biscuits (p. 38) from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook. And a little spinach to get some greens in, of course.
I hope you all celebrate biscuit month! I know I'll take any excuse to make biscuits. :)