Tuesday, February 14, 2012

hearts & candy

Yet another holiday with the purpose of reminding us to tell our loved ones how much we appreciate them. Go buy some chocolates for someone :)

In these photos:
Thrifted Land's End sweater
H&M belt
Forever 21 skirt and shoes

Now, for a delicious recipe! It's always nice to have something special on Valentine's Day, so I came up with this Rose-Pistachio Buttermilk Biscuit recipe, based on one from the Fannie Farmer cookbook.

Rose-Pistachio Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped pistachios (if salted, they should be rinsed first)

Preheat the oven to 425F. Grease to 8-inch cake pans. Put the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl. Cut in the butter using two knives, a pastry blender, or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk all at once and stir just until the dough forms a ball around the utensil. Add more buttermilk if it looks to dry, but be careful not to add too much! Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 14 times (really, that's what it says, it's not just a Valentine's Day thing). Pat or roll until 1/2 inch thick. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. Place about 1/8th inch apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve with raspberry or cherry jam and mint tea.

For the icing:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp rosewater (Very affordable at Halal markets!)
Optional: Crumbled rose petals

Stir ingredients until well mixed. Drizzle over slightly cooled biscuits.


mochaccinoland said...

i gotta get on with my baking! it has been too long since i last baked anything!

really love this outfit of yours! simple, girlish & chic! and those linked hearts are juts so adorable!

happy valentine's day!! xoxo

Jen said...

Your husband is one lucky man! Cause he has you in that lovely outfit and those biscuits!

Unknown said...

LOL my husband only ever see's me in pajamas!! He's been working such long hours that when he leaves I'm still in my pajamas and when he gets home at midnight I'm in bed. He says that my blog is the only way he has of telling if I even got dressed during the day :P

Anonymous said...

The biscuits sound delicious! This post combines everything I love about your blog--the garland, the styling, the recipes. Happy Valentines!

The Canon Girl said...

Mmmmm, yummy! You look adorable and gorgeous, what a princessy skirt!

gs said...

i want to put your outfit on this very second - and i'm somewhat let-down because i know it's not in my closet - but seriously, it's simple, romantic, bold, dreamy - it's frickin perfect!


Kirstin said...

I just adore your style, it is so perfect. I love the skirt on you, it has the perfect silhouette!

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