Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heart Biscuits

I love the month of February. We've finally come out from hibernation and the low that always seems to follow the holidays. We have Valentine's Day to look forward to and by the end of the month my trusty Farmer's Almanac says that I can plant bare root trees and roses.  Hopefully our Groundhog General Lee will give us the good news tomorrow that Spring is about to hit our doorstep.  

Until then I'm a little obsessed with hearts. I used to think that you had to come up with some grand plan for a romantic breakfast for Valentine's Day/Weekend. You can but you can also make some simple modifications like a cookie cutter to shape heart biscuits or a heart shaped pancakes mold. Heck you could even cut out little hearts from your sausage patties. So many cute ideas that warm my heart and get me excited for the future. 

And if you decide to make little heart shaped biscuit sandwiches try this easy version from White Lily:

2 cups sifted self-rising flour
1tsp salt
1/4 cup very cold unsalted butter
2/3 cups cold buttermilk

Heat oven to 500°F.
Sift flour and measure into large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas. Blend in just enough milk with fork until dough leaves sides of bowl.
Knead gently 2 to 3 times on lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut using floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
Place on baking sheet 1 inch apart for crisp sides or almost touching for soft sides.
Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.

*Mix 1/4 cup cream of tartar and 2 tbsp baking soda and save in a glass jar for up to three months.

11 comments:

  1. simple and delicious biscuit looks wonderful

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  2. These are so cute - such a good idea for Valentine's day!

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  3. That's really adorable. What a way to brighten up a morning!

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  4. Okay, how cute are these?!?! So adorable and I bet very tasty!

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  5. I was JUST going on and on to a friend about how much I love hearts, pink, and valentine's day. Her reply, "it's commercial!" Um, all holidays are commercial, but why not embrace one that's centered on LOVE! :D The biscuits are DEF. on my Valentine's brunch list. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm sorry, but that's just too darn cute!! I saw it yesterday on Twitter and I fell in love with it! :-p What a wonderful way to start Valentine's day...with a lovely heart-shaped breakfast sammie!

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  7. Oh I love White Lily. I miss White Lily. Not found in Los Angeles. Sigh.
    Those biscuits are adorable! Little heart shaped cheese and that sweetie pie towel. Cuteness overload.

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  8. What an adorable idea for Valentine's Day. It turns something simple into something special. It is one of the items in my blot post on Valentine’s breakfasts.
    Stacey
    http://iwanttomakethis.com/2012/02/breakfast-for-your-valentine.html

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