Sunday, January 28, 2018

Welcome Guest Author Edith Maxwell with Maple Curry Biscuits and a Giveaway!

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I’m delighted to be back on Mystery Lovers Kitchen! Biscuits and Slashed Browns, my fourth Country Store Mystery (written by my alter-ego, Maddie Day), releases on Tuesday. It takes place during the Maple Festival in Brown County, Indiana, and there’s a breakfast cook-off in chef Robbie Jordan’s country store restaurant, Pans ‘N Pancakes. 

Robbie dreamed up Maple Curry Biscuits for her entry. They didn’t win first prize in the contest, but Robbie’s customers don’t care. You’ll love the way the spices give special warmth when you eat these biscuits.

I’ll give away a copy of the book to one commenter here today, so you can read all about the cook-off yourself.

Congrats the winner of Edith's new mystery: Sandy G.!

Maple Curry Biscuits

Makes a dozen.

Preheat oven to 450. 
(With inspiration from the Tassajara Bread Book)


1 cup whole wheat flour, plus extra for kneading
1 cup unbleached white flour (or use all whole wheat)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
A dash to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or hot chili pepper
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter cut in half-inch cubes
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup real maple syrup, plus 2 tablespoons (Option: if you like a sweeter biscuit, omit the milk and use 1/2 cup maple syrup)


Mix the dry ingredients. Cut butter into the flour mix until mostly pea-sized pieces.

Make a well in the middle and add the eggs, 1/4 cup syrup, and milk, mixing with a fork in the well. Stir all with a fork until liquid and cheese are just blended with the flour. Do not overmix.

Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and on the dough. Scrape the dough out of the bowl onto the surface, rubbing flour around the inside of the bowl until clean, incorporating flour and crumbs into the dough. Lightly knead it until it comes together. 

Roll the dough to a half-inch thickness. Fold in thirds. Roll, fold, and repeat several times. 

Cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter or drinking glass and position on a baking sheet. You don’t need more than half an inch in between. 

Brush tops with maple syrup.

Bake for about ten minutes or until risen and golden brown on top.


What’s your favorite kind of biscuit? Where do you incorporate curry powder in your own cuisine? 

Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day

Agatha- and Macavity-nominated author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she writes the popular Country Store Mysteries and the new Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. She is president of Sisters in Crime New England and lives north of Boston with her beau, two elderly cats, and an impressive array of garden statuary. She blogs at,, and Read about all her personalities and her work at 

Biscuits and Slashed Browns:
A Country Store Mystery

For country-store owner Robbie Jordan, the Maple Syrup Festival is a sweet escape from late winter in South Lick, Indiana—until murder saps the life out of the celebration. Robbie drops her maple-curry biscuits to crack the case before another victim is caught in a sticky and murderous trap.

Thanks to Edith (Maddie) for visiting the Kitchen today!

Leave a comment to be entered 
in her drawing for her delightful new Country Store Mystery: Biscuits and Slashed Browns.

Congrats the winner of 

Edith's new mystery: Sandy G.!