MiMi knew she wanted to cook some recipes from the cookbook for us all to enjoy, so she made a whole menu of Loveless inspired items. The biscuits were very light and airy with just the right amount of buttery goodness. Here is what MiMi had to say about making them:
I made the biscuits exactly as suggested on the back of the bag of biscuit mix. Lately, I have been studying up on how to make the perfect biscuits. I feel like Southerners are known for their biscuits so I have focused on recipes from several well-known southern cooks. Two things I have learned from them are that you must use buttermilk and your biscuits should be touching when baking. I always have left space between mine so that they would brown all the way around. I decided to have them touching when I baked these today because that is what the recipe and well-known southern bakers suggest. The way I understand this is that it helps the biscuits rise without getting tough on the edges. The edges should be as soft and flaky as the inside of the biscuit while the tops are golden brown.
Don't they look yummy?
We also had:
Braised pork chops (don't mind that one is already missing here!)
and of course for dessert:
Honey Chess Pie
They were all great! I am pretty sure we could eat our way through this cookbook with no problem!