Monday, November 29, 2010

Herb Biscuits, and a Giveaway Winner!

These herb biscuits were actually made yesterday morning, for Cookbook Sunday, which I did not post, since my mentor Brenda, from Brenda's Canadian Kitchen is vacationing, and celebrating her birthday, in
Las Vegas.
Brenda  is having the time of her life, in Las Vegas, and keeping us posted with such beautiful and envious photos of the places she visited, and having a glorious time.
But in the meantime, her 8 days are almost over, and she will be back continuing her drool worth cooking, and baking....moving on!


Congratulations, Carolyn.. from. All Day I Dream About Food.  has such a beautiful light, and balanced food blog, with yummy main dishes, like this recent Lemon Tarragon Chicken  Soup and the unforgettable
Pumpkin Bourbon Cheese Cake with a Spiced Pecan Crust.
You gotta check it out, and browse through all her other delicious recipes.

Carolyn is a gracious and lovely lady, who always visits so many blogs, and leaves such upbeat, and kind comments, you can't help but notice. This is what friendship, and support is all about...and not, me, and only me, and myself. I cannot tell you how it irritates me, when you have a friend request on Foodbuzz, and they answer you back, with "don't forget to visit, and follow my blog, etc. etc., or with a "you're welcome"...and nothing else, or better yet: :DITTO...well, ditto to you too, but I don't want to say it, just keep thinking, Ughhh!...OK. that's enough of that, now I sound like an old Yenta!

You are the winner of the Giveaway cookbook. I left you a comment on your blog, and also where to contact me, so I can mail the book out to you, by tomorrow. I know you will love this book or the person you will be giving it to, as a gift.

Thanks to all of you for participating...and thank you, Carolyn, enjoy the book!

I also would like to let all my friends know that I will be giving away more books, since I have such easy access to them at such a ridiculous small price, no more than $3.00 tops, for a book that is worth at least $30.00, and in new condition. Apparently in this area, either people are just buying them and recycling them, or getting them as gifts and not liking them. At any rate we're the winners for being able to acquire such great books.

Again, I bought this book at yet, another thrift store, that is a huge warehouse, and one entire large section, is loaded with all kinds of books, including great cookbooks. I have a photo of this fabulous book section in my previous post about a month or two ago.

This place is called  World Thrift, and here, you can find everything to your heart's desire. Prices are a little higher than Goodwill, but you have a lot more choices. Books range between $.95 to $3.95 for a recently published kidding. Dressed to Grill, is a hard back cover book, with spiral notebook look, inside. It is inspired for single ladies wanting to please their guy. No photos, just cute drawings, and cute, and silly names for recipes.
For instance, this herb biscuits is called: Hey, I bake biscuits, too! This is a 2002 edition, retails, at $16.95, I paid $ how can you not want to buy a great book for 95 cents?

Recipe, for Herb Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 Tbsp. ice cold unsalted butter cut into
small pieces
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. buttermilk, or plain
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil for brushing

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Scatter the butter over the top. With a pastry cutter, or your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until the pieces are no larger than peas. Add the herbs and buttermilk or yogurt, stirring just to blend. (Handle the dough as little as possible to keep the biscuits, tender and light.)

Turn the dough out unto a lightly floured work surface, then, with your fingertips, (I used a rolling pin) press, or roll into a circle about 1/2 in. thick. Cut 3 inch rounds, (I used 2 /12in.) with a biscuit cutter, or the rim of a glass.
Reshape any remaining dough and cut more biscuits. Place the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet. (If making ahead, cover, and refrigerate until ready to pop in the oven.)

Brush the biscuits with olive oil. Bake until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.
Makes 10 to 12 biscuits. (Incidentally, mine turned out super golden, and flaky.)

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  1. Hey Elizabeth,this give away was such a sweet success I read a part of the post in my reading pane and learnt that you had announced the give away,it builds up so much excitement:)

    These biscuits look so scrummy and rosemary is one of my favorite herbs,I first used this herb for bar nuts and have since become a huge fan of rosemary.I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving break :)!!!

  2. Yay, yay, yay! I am so excited to win this coffeecake book! I emailed you, but I am not certain it went through, as I find emailing through blogger profiles can be kinda funky. If you don't get it, feel free to contact me directly at carketch29 (at) yahoo (dot) com.
    And thank you so much for your sweet words about my blog. I agree, I detest the "comment-hoarders" who ask you to post on their blog but don't post back in return.
    I find I hardly have enough hours in the day for all the comments I WANT to leave, so sometimes I have to hit just a few blogs a day, but I try to make sure to spread the love around. There are just too many talented cooks and bakers out there!
    Those herb biscuits look wonderful, too. I love flavoured biscuits, a nice treat from plain ones.

  3. Oh my gosh, this looks so scrumptious.

  4. Don't you just love herbed biscuits? They are such a snap to throw together and they make a dinner meal taste so much better! Thank you for sharing your recipe...and congratulations to the winner of your giveaway! I hope you are having a great day!

  5. Elisabeth,

    The Herb Biscuits look so tempting!!! The kid has just asked me to make them ASAP :)

  6. Congrats to carolyn she is one awesome gal and nlogger! Those herb biscuits look so yummy and pretty easy to make too!

  7. My boys would gobble up those biscuits! Just lovely! And congrats to Carolyn :)

  8. Wowww herb biscuits looks fabulous..

  9. Congratulations to Carolyn!
    These biscuits look fantastic.

  10. Yay Carolyn!
    Yum herb biscuits. They look awesome! That's a cool looking book. Thus far I've been afraid to play with the grill. Something about hairspray and fear of singed eyebrows.

  11. congrats to the winner and wow those biscuits look like I can eat the whole dish right now and slather on the butter!

  12. CONGRATS to the winner. You deserve it ;)! Now to you Elizabeth. What an amazing recipe. I'm always surprised by you. I could only imagine myself slathering some cream cheese spread over your herb biscuits. {Yummmmmmm}..

  13. These do look great- I am a buttermilk biscuit gal too! One thing that helps make really soft biscuits is to use winter wheat flour (soft flour) like White Lily. It makes a difference. I'm new to blogging so I don't understand about asking people to post on blog? What does that mean? I just dive into blogs and post and I hope I haven't missed some blog protocol. The best thing I've found about blogging so far is how supportive everyone is. It makes me feel like I have new friends every day!

  14. I wish I'd seen this biscuit recipes a few weeks ago...they were just what I was looking for as a bread for the Thanksgiving table. They sound absolutely the herbs.

  15. I do love me some biscuits.. and herbed ones? even better! I can't wait to try these!!

  16. Starting to plan my Christmas menu. This would be a great substitute for boring ol' bread rolls. Thanks!

  17. congrats to the winner. Those herb biscuits looks fantastic. Warm biscuits and butter, yum.
    Have a great day.

  18. I guess it'd be nice to bring these herb biscuits for parties. Everybody would love them.

  19. Yumm the herb Biscuits look so amazing ans sounds yummy :)

  20. Sembrano estremamente invitanti e deliziosi.:)
    they look really lovely and tempting:)


  21. Hello again Elizabeth,I am looking forward to your answers (whenever you find the time) to the questionnaire I have posted on my blog,I have tagged 8 bloggers and you are one of them:)

  22. These biscuits look perfect! I have such a craving for flaky biscuits now.

  23. Perfect looking herb biscuits, flaky n light. Elisabeth, you are an awesome baker and I love all the flavors you incorporated in these cuties to make them so delicious..a must try!

    Congrats to the winner:)

    US Masala

  24. These look delicious. Beautiful color.