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)


Ingredients

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)

Directions

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.




Readers: 

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 WickedCozyAuthors.com, KillerCharacters.com, and midnightwriters.blogspot.com. Read about all her personalities and her work at edithmaxwell.com 



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.!



76 comments:

  1. Welcome, Edith! Great, delicious recipe and awesome-sounding book. Please don't hate me, but I don't have enough personal taste experience with biscuits or curry to properly form an opinion on them. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. I love the creative title. As for biscuits, they've always been my nemesis. They didn't turn out well for me when I made them in 4-H and similar results when I tried to make them in Home Ec. I usually make the canned variety. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun. Going directly on my TBR list!

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  4. Nice post. Book on my list. But do hope this means I get to read it sooner. Will definitely be giving these a try. Read the recipe to my daughter-in-law she's excited about giving it a try. We use curry powder as an all purpose seasoning. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  5. I love biscuits - way too much. Don't eat many of them. However, what a unique combination of flavors - maple and curry. For me, biscuits are just great with any kind of breakfast or the dough cut up to make dumplings for 'chicken and dumplings'. I use curry powder now and then, especially in vegetable or chicken type recipes. It's an acquired taste and our son-in-law can't handle it, so I have to be careful and remember who will be eating it. LOL

    Good luck with the new book!

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  6. One of my favorite covers and titles.
    browninggloria at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. Kensington does a great job with my covers.

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  7. I don’t eat biscuits very often and I’ve only had plain ones with butter or jam. I like this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy - By now you know that you have won Edith's book giveaway. Congrats to you and thanks to Edith for being our guest this week at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen!

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  8. I love the 7-up biscuits, their taste is awesome. Their so simple to make and the whole family loves them..the book looks just like something I'd love to read..terrysaunders29@hotmail.com

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    1. I've never heard of those, Terry. Off to look them up!

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  9. This is on my TBR list and can't wait to read it! brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. This book looks great. Pretty cat. Although I love looking at recipes, I'm not a great cook, so my biscuits come from a tube and I've never tried curry.

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  11. I am looking foreward to reading your book. I like the sound of the biscuits but no longer bake as I cant stand long. The mix of maple and curry sounds interesting. Hope to win and thanks for the chance.

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  12. I am intrigued by your recipe. Have always had plain biscuits with sausage gravy or butter and jam/honey. We tend to use curry powder for chicken curry.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  13. My biscuits usually start frozen, maybe I'll give this recipe a try. I add curry powder to deviled eggs and chicken salad.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds intriguing and we'll need to try making them. This is a wonderful series.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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