her life is busy

She’s gone.

Her unmade bed, her empty coffee cup and the tulips that I bought to welcome her home convince me that she was really here.

Forty eight hours of her beautiful laugh, story telling, unnecessary hand holding and the occasional bite will have to do. Her life is busy. As it should be…

We had Easter dinner last night to accommodate travel plans. I prepared a traditional Ham dinner complete with potato scallop, steamed asparagus, root vegetables, the last of my preserves and her favorite biscuits, to celebrate Easter.

It is crucial to use cold butter if you want tender flaky biscuits. 

Buttermilk Biscuits

makes 18 large biscuits

preheat oven 450*F

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup butter, chilled and cut into cubes

1 1/3 cups buttermilk

Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl

Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal

Using a fork, stir in buttermilk

Knead dough gently 5 or 6 times

Place dough on a floured surface and roll out to a 1″ thickness

Cut biscuits from rolled dough

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Knead the scraps gently and roll to the same thickness – cut biscuits. Repeat until all the dough has been used.

Place in oven and bake until golden – about 12 minutes.

Buttery, fluffy and golden.

The visits home will never be long enough.

Happy Easter

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  • Joe Chase

    Glad to hear you got to spend special time with Kaitie.

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      it was awesome!

      Happy Easter

  • http://theludicreader.wordpress.com Christie

    That dough looks good enough to eat!

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      definately would have had to tie you down!

  • http://www.renecollins.ca Rene Collins

    Happy Easter Michelle –
    I am going to make some buttermilk biscuits now – they just look so good. Stan’s Mom use to make them and they were delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      Happy Easter! xo

  • Bob

    Pure poetry. And the biscuits look good too.

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle


  • Meggie

    These look yummy!! I wish I was home too xoxo

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      not as much as I do…

  • http://inlovewithfood.wordpress.com cookingtwins

    what a lovely weekend and what a lovely family I have! xo

  • http://thekitchenchaotic.wordpress.com thekitchenchaotic

    Just lovely.

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      Thank you and Happy Easter

  • http://aprilcunningham.wordpress.com aprilcunningham

    This post makes me miss my Mumma!

  • Angela

    made me think of what’s to come, put a tear in my eye…now I’ll go make these biscuits and eat until the hole in me is full! lol. thanks for sharing Chelle xx

    • http://bitebymichelle.wordpress.com Michelle

      I love you too! xo

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