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Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Twitter is a really fun way to record thoughts that you forget about!

Forgotten Thoughts:

  • What was that song did I sing at Karaoke?
  • Oh yea, it was Videophone. And I didn’t know any of the lyrics so I laughed the whole time.
  • An Asian Captain America literally tried to beat me up.
  • I suggested we go outside, implying I have a black belt in jujitsu or something.
  • His friend convened and I commented on the peace and good in people. Bless them, right?

The tweets no longer exist, much like the actual memory of the moment. One tweet that is still there is something that subconsciously influenced this post, I watched a video about biscuits. It was cool. And then I made these. Thanks Ina!!!

BUTTERMILK CHEDDAR BISCUITS

  • ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
  • 1 TBS BAKING POWDER
  • 1 1/2 tsp KOSHER SALT
  • 12 TBS (1 1/2 STICKS) COLD UNSALTED BUTTER, DICED 
  • 1/2 C COLD BUTTERMILK, SHAKEN
  • 1 COLD XL EGG
  • 1 C GRATED EXTRA-SHARP CHEDDAR
  • 1 EGG BEATEN W/ 1 TBS WATER OR MILK
  1. preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. using electric mixer combine 2 c flour, baking powder, salt. Add butter on low. Mix until butter is pea sized.
  3. combine buttermilk+egg in measuring cup with a fork. quickly add to flour mixture until moistened.
  4. in small bowl mix Cheddar with handful of flour, then add cheese to the dough- mix only until roughly combined.
  5. knead dough 5-6 times, getting all the loose dough incorporated.
  6. slap onto a well floured surface and roll it out into a 5×10 rectangle. (or whatever)
  7. cut with a knife into whatever you feel like, 8 rectangles, or biscuit penises, or whatever.
  8. put the pieces on parchment lined cookie sheet and brush with egg wash (1 egg+ 1 tbs water).
  9. sprinkle with sea salt and Cheddar cheese. Bake for 20-25 min.

*Do 1-8 at night and 9 in the morning for super unhealthy and yummy breakfast!

I used Kerrygold Butter (salted) and Tillamook Extra-Sharp Cheddar. O-inducing.

Recipe from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics– Ina Garten

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

PUMPKINZZZZ

Every fall, everyone goes all out Pumpkin. I mean, It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*****s!

So I’ve willingly and joyfully accepted the season by fulfilling my duty as Indian Martha Stewart and baking pumpkin cupcakes. If you know me you know that I absolutely love Ina Garten (and Martha, but Ina more so). Even if she cooked like Rachel Ray I would watch her show for the mere sexual tension between her and every (gay) man she cooks for on the show. She’s reminds me of a squirrel, eating, giggling (squirrels giggle), flipping her hair, pining for attention from her husband, and her florist, and her neighbor,  everyone. And come on HUSBAND (Jeffrey), show her some love! You guys had that awkwardly illegal relationship when she was in high school and you were in college. You were her brother’s friend! Breaking bro-code. I mean, it’s fine. She made him brownies. She also used to work for the White House as a policy analyst, but we get it, she’s amazing.

I love her show, I love her cooking. And here is her recipe.

The Maple Frosting I found to be super delicious, and so simple:

  • cream cheese
  • unsalted butter
  • Natural Maple Flavor
  • pure vanilla extract
  • sifted confectioners’ sugar

Hey, look how pretty we are!

Bravo! Thanks to Kristy Brannon for the photography.

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