“Love, exciting and new. Come aboard. We’re expecting you. Love, life’s sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.” No, I’m not drunk, or crazy. Well, maybe a little smidgen of crazy, but not enough to wear a straight jacket. This week, most normal people out there are obsessed with hearts, flowers, candy, red, pink, poetry, wine, and sexy lingerie that will only ever be worn for one evening, because it’s not comfortable and it falls apart when you try to launder it. Those are the boring people. Don’t be boring. “Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance.”
This Valentine’s Day, show someone you love him or her with tiny little heavenly biscuits, brushed with melted butter, and then sprinkled with white pepper. That’s how you do it people. That’s how you make someone not only want, but need to spend the rest of his or her life with you. That’s how you capture someone’s heart without reaching for your wallet or spending the whole evening picking the teeny teeny tiniest lacy underwear out of your butt crack. “And love won’t hurt anymore. It’s an open smile on a friendly shore. Yes loooooooooooove! Welcome aboard. It’s loooooooooooove!” Happy Valentine’s Day weekend y’all. Don’t forget to show the love of your life just how much they mean to you. Make them biscuits.
- 2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, Divided
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- Additional Ground White Pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
- Cut 1/3-cup of the cold butter into very small pieces, and then add it to the flour mixture.
- Cut the butter into the flour, using a pastry cutter or fork.
- Add the milk to the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and fold it over on itself several times.
- Roll the dough out to a 3/4-inch thickness.
- Cut the biscuits out using a 1 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
- Place the biscuits onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 7 minutes.
- Melt the leftover butter and use a pastry brush to brush each biscuit liberally with it, then sprinkle each biscuit with additional ground white pepper.
- Make sure that your butter is very cold when cutting it into the flour, and that it is in very tiny pieces.
- Flour your work surface, hands, rolling pin, and biscuit cutter liberally with flour.
- In addition to the ground white pepper, sprinkle the finished biscuits with a touch of sea salt.
- Place a 1/2-cup of finely grated Parmesan into the flour mixture.
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