Light and flaky buttermilk biscuits filled with almond and chocolate make a deliciously sweet start to your morning routine.
In the 11 years that Braden and I have been together, through dating and marriage, I think I can count on one hand – perhaps less the number of times that we actually dined out on Valentine’s Day. Sure the first few years we went out. We were young and in love and that’s what you’re seemingly supposed to do. After that though, we got comfortable and realized that a really special home cooked meal beats a crowded restaurant any day of the week.
Of course it isn’t like I always needed a day on the calendar to make a special meal but it’s nice to have an excuse to do so. To put aside a few hours of our busy lives, to shut off our phones, turn down the computer, light some candles and actually sit at the dining room table to eat instead of our coffee table!
Now with Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday I’m totally taking advantage of the fact that you can turn that romantic dinner into brunch. See we’ve always been breakfast people. I love that perfect runny egg set over roasted potatoes with thick sliced bacon and toast on the side. Bonus points if it’s a biscuit. I won’t even tell you how many times we end up at our local diners every week for breakfast.
Breakfast food is just better, it’s fun and let’s face it you can slip chocolate into the mix and it be totally acceptable.
Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t be filling biscuits with chocolate (okay who am I kidding, yes I would) but when my friends from Amoretti sent me a container of their Premium Blanched Almond Paste, chocolate and almonds were the only things that came to mind. Oh and croissants too.
Except there was no way I was going to make croissants from scratch. One day perhaps but I’m crossing that bridge just yet. However I love almond croissants and I couldn’t get that idea out of my head. The next best option for a flaky, buttery breakfast bread was biscuits!
If you haven’t worked with almond paste before, it’s ideal for all types of baked goods from cookies, cakes, fillings and pastries. The texture is idea for biscuit making because you can rub it into the flour along with the butter and have those coarse pieces running throughout the dough. What you end up with is a lovely almond taste and scent floating throughout the entire biscuit.
Honestly the chocolate wasn’t even needed but it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone could use a little bit of chocolate with their meal!
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