This month I left my Secret Recipe Club recipe until the very last minute – I made it yesterday. I don’t usually leave it to the end like that, but besides having a busy month, I also just couldn’t decide what to make. So many recipes on my assigned blog, Cookin’ Mimi, called out to me. Finally, though, I declared these garlic bread buttermilk biscuits the winner and set to work. These buttery, garlicky biscuits are made almost entirely with pantry staples (I only needed to pick up buttermilk) and are ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes. I totally agree with Mimi when she says that “Piping hot breads and rolls are one of my favorite parts of dinner time.” Besides, garlic bread is one of my husband’s all time favorite foods, so I knew he’d love this recipe.
Today I have a wonderful treat for you: A guest post from one of my favorite blogs, Cafe Terra Blog. By day Terra is a food safety auditor who travels around the country checking up on kitchens from high end restaurants to jails. She has an amazing resource on her blog called the Food Safety Corner, where you can ask her any nagging questions you have, like at what temperature butter should be stored. And, of course, there’s also the amazing food on Terra’s blog. Watermelon Lime Sorbet, Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches, Lime Posset with Strawberry Gelee – I swear every one of her recipes is better than the last! Today she’s sharing an inspiring recipe that I can’t wait to try. I’ll let Terra take it from here:
Hi everybody my name is Terra from CafeTerraBlog, a site where there is a recipe for everyone! I enjoy creating new recipes, and sharing old family favorites. If you have not had a chance to stop by my site, please come on over and say hi! When I was trying to decide what to make, I was inspired by a visit to a local farmers market. Who doesn’t like fresh AND local treats, right?
Do you have an irrational fear of yeast? Well, it’s time to get over it! See, the yeast does all the work so you don’t have to worry about the kitchen science behind it. As long as it’s fairly fresh, it will do its job. And once you get over that, the whole wide world of baking opens up to you. The Focaccia I made recently is an amazing introduction to making bread and using yeast. This pita is another. Which is why I was excited to finally tackle it when Anuradha from the amazing blog Baker Street asked me to guest post for her Bread 101 series. If you are somehow not familiar with Baker Street, head over there and check it out right now! She posts the most incredible baked goods, including her popular “Muffin Monday” series.
I’ve wanted to try my hand at homemade focaccia for as long as I’ve been interested in food. I love bread of every shape, flavor, and color, but focaccia is at the top of that list. Yet I’d put off making it, like too many things, for years. And, having finally done it, I’m here to tell you: It’s easy!! I mean that. And this, coming from someone who is only partially recovered from an irrational fear of yeast. Fortunately for me the #BreakingBread Society, started by some of my favorite bloggers – Shulie of Food Wanderings, Lora of Cake Duchess, and Marnely of Cooking with Books – was just the catalyst I needed.