You can consider me a city girl with a country woman’s cooking style and heart. Let me explain to you what that means. I am a girl who loves everything about the city: the noises, the atmosphere, the people, the night life, I love it all; but I am also a girl who loves the hospitality, the love, the simplicity, and the food ,as bad for you as it may be, of the south. I love it! Out of many of my favorite country rooted dishes, no country dish is complete without good buttermilk biscuits. Would you agree? So as I am preparing for Thanksgiving by researching different variations of side dishes and desserts that I have already learned to make on my own, I started to think about baking chocolates that I could use in my chocolate cake that I make every year, deciding if I should use smoked andouille sausage for my stuffing or wondering if I should try Chorizo sausage instead, assessing the cost of my baked macaroni and cheese, I thought about how awesome it would be to make buttermilk biscuits with fruit and accompanied with fruit butter! So I said to myself, “Self, why not add strawberries to the biscuits and add strawberries to the butter (which I learned how to make myself, butter that is)”?
Now, as most of you foodies know, when it comes to making breads, dough, biscuits, and cookies there is a blueprint already in place that over the years people have adapted and created things like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blueberry Muffins, Scones, Red Lobsters Cheddar Bay biscuits, etc. I too have taken that blueprint of an ordinary biscuit and added my flare to them. These biscuits are perfect to make for a brunch, breakfast, or just to enjoy with your loved ones. Let me tell you, I made these and I had another brief conversation with myself and I said, “Self, you are the man”! I hope that you enjoy them as much I enjoyed eating them.
Now the butter…..
I was so happy when I learned to make homemade butter. Once I have figured out how to make butter, I felt that my possibilities were endless. Making the butter is very easy, but to give you a step by step visual, I will refer you to a blog that had the pictures that helped me.