Some Joy in Mid-Afternoon

January 13, 2010

Our Vintage Swap sign-ups for winter are now open. We are filling up really fast, and we would love for you to join us. To sign-up, please visit the Vintage Swap blog

Yesterday I spent a ton of time sitting with this blog, putting together the new pages, and playing around with new ideas. I think that I am almost where I want to be, and I am finally starting to feel good where everything is going.

Having the day to myself to work, I thought that it would be a really good idea to make sure that I had a whole lot of yummy goodness to keep my energy up (yes, I do find any excuse in the world that I can use to eat a baked good).


I had been given a random box of strawberries last week, and I only say random because living in Colorado, we just rarely ever think about summer fruit in January. They had ripened for a few days, and I found myself needing to eat them ASAP. I have been playing around with some new recipes for making GF biscuits over the past few weeks, so I decided it was a good time to add some toppings to them, just to spice it up a bit.

Biscuits with Strawberry Cream
6 homemade or store bought biscuits (I used gluten free drop biscuits above)
1/2 pint of strawberries washed, hulled, chopped and slightly crushed
Dusting sugar (only if making homemade biscuits)
Honey whip cream (this is simply adding 1 1/2 Tbsp. of honey to your whipping cream, prior to whipping in up)

I prefer to make homemade biscuits, and then serve them warm out of the oven for this recipe.
If making homemade, just prior to placing biscuits in oven, cover with dusting sugar, and bake as usual.

While the biscuits are baking, prepare your strawberries, and your honey whipped cream. Once the whipping cream is finished, gently fold in your crushed strawberries.
Remove your biscuits from the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes, and then top with a big dollop of your strawberry cream. Pour a cup of tea, and enjoy

Biscuits with Softened Apples and Honey Whip Cream
6 homemade or store bought biscuits (I used gluten free drop biscuits above)
2 apples (I use four and then save the apples for pancakes, etc.)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 stick of butter
Dusting sugar (only if making homemade biscuits)
Honey whip cream (this is simply adding 1 1/2 Tbsp. of honey to your whipping cream, prior to whipping in up)

I prefer to make homemade biscuits, and then serve them warm out of the oven for this recipe.
If making homemade, just prior to placing biscuits in oven, cover with dusting sugar, and bake as usual.

While you are preparing your biscuits, peel core and slice your apples. Place in a heavy bottom pan (I prefer cast-iron), and saute in your butter and brown sugar in soft and slightly caramelized.

Remove from the heat, place in a separate bowl, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes
Remove biscuits from over, and allow to cool for ten minutes
Place a few slices of your apples over each biscuit, and top with a huge dollop of honey whipped cream.

Enjoy!

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Audra January 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Those look delicious! I am of the same opinion, any work should be fueled by baked goods.

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Mary YDP January 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

O yum!

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Brooke January 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Those look so yummy! I will have to try… when strawberries are in season in Montana! Or I get a random box?

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Brooke January 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I just signed up for the swap… my first EVER! So excited. Since the baby is due on March 5, I figured I had a little time before all my time is taken! Thanks, Heather.

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Andrea January 13, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Mmm…that looks so good!

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5orangepotatoes January 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Yummy Heather!
I just signed up for the vintage swap, very excited!
lisa

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Ivy January 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Oh that sounds delightful! Might have to do that once we get closer to Spring. I'd love to do the vintage swap, but I don't think I have or can get my hands on enough vintage goodness yet.

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Emerald January 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I made biscuits and gravy yesterday but these look divine. I love the idea of adding honey to the whipping cream, it could have taken me years to think of that. :) Thanks, I can't wait to give it try.

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Julia January 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I thought from the photo that it was peaches, but apples….even BETTER!!! Honey has been growing on me. I think it has to do with the amount of granola that I've been eating. You're making me wish that my kitchen was in working order and not a shambles so that I could try making these.

YUM

I can't wait to see who is in the swap this time around.

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Nicole January 13, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Heather,
I just wanted to let you know that I completed the "Children's Art & Activity Bag" project and it/they turned out great. Had to blog about it… so, if you'd like to check it out visit http://mountaintoptribe.blogspot.com/2010/01/grea… Thanks for the great idea! They are already proving to be super-handy in our household!
Have a wonderful day,
Nicole

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eliz~ so wabi sabi January 13, 2010 at 6:26 pm

you can never go wrong with whipped cream or biscuits in my opinion. I like the idea of using honey instead of sugar to sweeten the whipped cream…will definitely be giving that a try.

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mary January 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm

OK, all of these yummy warm apple treats are inspiring me to make my own this afternoon with the littles… :) And I just signed up for the vintage swap! exciting!

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Emmalina January 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Officially requesting an invite for tea! These look delicious, warming, comforting and just a tiny bit saucy. Fabulous.

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Emmalina January 13, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Just signed up for the vintage swap, now very excited. That is my kind of fun!

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erin January 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm

"yes, I do find any excuse in the world that I can use to eat a baked good"

love this!!! LOL

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Jennifer January 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

You are going to send me scurrying from my upstairs office directly to my kitchen for an apple empanada right now. And then I'll just have to keep moving on down the stairs to my basement studio to get sewing on a baby quilt and sling for a shower that's this weekend. Maybe baked goods will do the trick to get rid of my headache (yep…) and get me in gear to make use of the time I have to myself right now; it is a rare daytime treat!

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Shannon January 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Your blog is the only one that makes me want to eat my computer screen.

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bright and blithe January 13, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Heather, these look heavenly. I have fallen in love with Braeburn apples and would love another excuse to bake with them.

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Kelly January 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Wow, strawberries sound so good right now. Here in Nebraska we are on a fruit shortage in the winters too. I love apples and citrus but sometimes just crave strawberries.

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Maeghan January 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm

MMMMM…. I made GF Cheddar Drop biscuits last week that were just like Red Lobster!

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Paige January 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

YUM!!

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Leanne January 13, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Oh my how decadent. I have not eaten breakfast here yet and you have me drooling for some really naughty goodies!

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Stephanie January 14, 2010 at 12:27 am

Whoa, now that's a biscuit!

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heather January 14, 2010 at 12:46 am

yummy yumm yumm.

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Suzanne January 14, 2010 at 1:07 am

Dang you got my sweet tooth going!

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Louana January 14, 2010 at 2:56 am

oh they look so yummy. I think I'll add that to my list of recipes to try. Thanks!

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Nicola @ Which Name? January 14, 2010 at 4:17 am

i am drooling on the computer.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

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cathleen January 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

My dear Heather, you should feel joy….your blog is BEAUTIFUL! And soothing. And those biscuits? YUMMY!!!!!!!!

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Imene January 14, 2010 at 3:10 am

What a wonderful way to finish a working day! I will try this recipe

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Linda January 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Hello Heather
All the recipes you blog are really wonderful, thank you so much for sharing:) The vintage swap does sound exciting…
Warmly
Linda

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Donna Ashton January 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm

These look very cozy and yummy! We had some strawberries and we made homemade ice cream! LOL I know it is freezing, but it tastes good *wink

Great photos

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Tonya January 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Oh Heather I hope you had a wonderful afternoon.
The biscuit with toppings looks so yummy!
Warm wishes.

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Valarie January 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Looks so divine. Thanks for sharing yet another fantastic recipe. If I gain a 1000 pounds this year I'm pointing the finger in your direction. 😉 Just teasing…..

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Lisa Q January 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

oh, those look delish…so glad you got some time to yourself…that sounds delish to me!

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