As for me & my blog? Not so much.
But solitude and isolation are lonely, barren, and ultimately unfruitful places to remain. I eventually began to peruse other blogs, leave genuine comments, and develop relationships with the hearts behind the blogs. And I soon realized that the thing I so deeply desired for myself and for this blog wasn't perfection but community.
Katherine Martinelli; she prepared it from another food blog for our recent Secret Recipe Club reveal day.
And all of these connections serve as confirmation that stepping out of insecurity and into a circle of community is a wonderful thing.
Arriving at comforting, bread-y goodness couldn't be any easier (or faster) than this. It's like upside-down cake in biscuit form. Melted butter, minced garlic, and dried thyme pool in the bottom of a baking dish and welcome the biscuit dough. Once baked, the biscuits are inverted onto a serving dish, revealing the gorgeous browned color of the biscuits and the toasted perfection of the garlic. A food marriage made in heaven. The recipe takes about 35 minutes from melting the butter to removing the finished product from the oven.
Garlic Bread Buttermilk Upside-Down Biscuits
About 14-16 servings
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoons dried oregano (I substituted thyme)
2 and 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (all-purpose flour can be also be used)
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 and 3/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease an 8x8 baking dish (an 8- or 9-inch cake pan works well, too). Combine the melted butter, minced garlic, garlic powder, and dried oregano (or thyme) in the baking dish. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the buttermilk and mix until smooth. The batter will be thick.
Spread the biscuit dough on top of the melted butter/garlic mixture, using an off-set spatula to get it as smooth and even as possible.
Bake biscuits for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
Let biscuits rest in baking dish for 5 minutes after removal from oven. Then invert onto a serving dish, slice, and serve.