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Love Biscuits

By Tiffany Young

Love biscuits is the name I’ve decided on for these super cute biscuits I made last night in the form of hearts. The idea was spurred when a coworker started passing out jam and cinnamon pear butter she got as favors from a wedding last weekend. I chose the cinnamon pear butter, even though blueberry was the other choice, because I’ve never had pear butter before.

On my way home all I could think about was making biscuits so I could try it out. My mom asked why I didn’t just go buy biscuits, but that seems a bit lame considering I didn’t need to go to the store for anything else and I had all the ingredients for biscuits. I don’t have a recipe I usually call upon, so I reached for the AFBA cookbook in the hopes that there would be a recipe, and sure enough, there was one for biscuits and gravy by South Austin Foodie (Side note: Oh, how I miss sausage gravy as a pescetarian).

The recipe was perfect and easy. I loved the idea of grating the butter instead of cutting it with 2 knives, which takes FOREVER! As I said, I used a heart cookie cutter, not knowing whether they would keep their shape, but they totally did, making them kinda the cutest biscuits ever. Yeah.

Lessons learned: Biscuits for dinner is great. Heart cookie cutters make everything cuter. Coworkers love leftover baked goods.

If you want to check out the cookbook, there are still some for sale: AFBA cookbook.

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Review: Biscuits & Groovy

In all honesty, I love biscuits and gravy. But as a near-vegetarian, I just can’t order it very often. Few places make a vegetarian gravy and fewer still make a vegan sausage, so needless to say—I crave biscuits and gravy—a lot. While Mexican breakfasts are generally my thing, I’m still a Southern girl at heart.

So … when I heard about Biscuits and Groovy I was so excited! So, so excited! And for some reason, Antonio has not shared in this excitement. I don’t get what he is not getting, but you can buy biscuits and gravy from a trailer topped with goodness all over it in Austin! What is there not to love?

Anyway, I hear about it and yet week after week he takes me to breakfast—anywhere but there. Not that it was a rule or anything, but still. So, my friend Lindsay said she wanted to get together. I was leaving for my parent’s in the morning, but I thought maybe we could meet up for breakfast. She asked where and it took me a few minutes to think before it dawned on me—I knew just the place! Luckily she was game and we met the next morning at Biscuits and Groovy, a trailer in Hyde Park.

Was it everything I thought it would be?

You bet!

I ordered the Biscuits & Groovy ($6) as a meal—biscuits, gravy, sausage (I got vegan) sprinkled with chives—It was heavenly! Such a good meal to eat before a car ride, too, since you know it won’t leave you hungry in an hour. The biscuits were perfect, the gravy—oh-so-good, the vegan sausage could have fooled any meat-eater and the chives added a nice fresh element to the table.

In addition to its biscuits and gravy options, there were also quite a variety of drinks to choose from, ranging from O.J. to pressed coffee.

While I hadn’t thought about how hot the sun would be on a warm July day, we still enjoyed sitting outside on one of the picnic tables and catching up on what was going on in each other’s lives.

I will definitely be going back for more gravy goodness. Whether or not I have convinced Antonio of its greatness … well, we’ll just have to see.