Thanks to Lindsay, from A Little Something...Sweet, for her pick of Maple Cornmeal Biscuits, found on page 24 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours cookbook. Click here for the recipe.
You have heard it time and again here that we aren't really all that fond of biscuits. Apparently there are two kinds of biscuits (maybe more) but Caitlin informed me that there are flaky biscuits and drop biscuits.
These are drop biscuits which means they are a whole lot easier to make. Seriously, five minutes of mixing, plopping onto the baking tray, and into the oven for a short stint.
At the end of the baking time, wonderfully delicious biscuits which Mark loaded up with butter and which I ate plain. So good. Okay, maybe we can be biscuit people once in awhile.
I have been baking my way through this book for three years now and have acquired many new baking friends along the way. My blog is sometimes about food and sometimes about family. This past weekend my family and my food blogging friends met up in North Carolina. Caitlin came over from Chapel Hill, Nancy and Jenni came up from Atlanta, and my son Matt came from Indiana to compete in the Grand Prix Series of USA swimming...a fancy pants swim meet he qualified for with the likes of this guy and this guy and this guy, etc.
I wasn't able to go to the meet so the three of them went and spent Saturday cheering Matt and his teammates on. Photo below: Jenni, Nancy, Matt, and Caitlin at the pool for the swim meet.
Not only did they cheer, they brought them food...three kinds of homemade cookies that Caitlin whipped up in her kitchen the night before while tweeting with us all, and a big bag of homemade seasoned nuts from Nancy and Jenni using those great Georgia pecans that Nancy has at her disposal quite often. After the meet, the three girls spent a bit of time roaming around Charlotte and stopping for a bite to eat. Can you even believe they went all that way and watched Matt swim? TWD has brought together the most amazing people! Lucky me.