We are home from the snowy mountains - whew. And what you want after all the rich food and infinite Christmas cookies and midnight snacking while playing cards is a good, plain, homemade supper that reassures you that you are, indeed, home.
Potato soup with fennel and parsley. Pickled beets. Climbing biscuits.
My cousin Jubilee made towering, flaky, buttery biscuits for breakfast one morning - I immediately wanted to know her recipe. Turns out, it's the method of baking that makes the biscuits so tall. Jubilee lays the cut biscuits snugly inside a pan to bake, not spread out on a cookie sheet the way I thought everyone did. When I got off the mountain, I called Rebecca: she said oh yes, you put them in a pan so they climb higher. So Hattie's Lighter-Than-Lead Biscuits climbed quite high and I'm even more in love with biscuits.
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