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
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.