The Rabbit Hole: Exhaustion, Writer’s Block and Ted Lasso Biscuits

I have writers’s stumble. Not a full writer’s block, but I’m tired. Last week was exhausting for many reasons. I thought about allowing myself the once a year cheat; post something from the past. Well, last year at this time, the post happened to be my most read, the most view post of the last seven years. American Horror Story: Eddie Van Halen will probably have over 2,000 views by the time this post is published. This post is the formula, the tags and the categories to get views. But, it’s not what I do.

On Friday, for one day only, Milk Bar offered free Ted Lasso Biscuits. Milk Bar has no plans to make or sell this item in the future. It’s not what they do. I kind of, sort of know how I could get more views for a blog post, but, the Eddie Van Halen post is not what I typically write, that’s not what I do. That was an exception, like Milk Bar and the Ted Lasso biscuits. 

I bake to destress and the online recipe made it obvious, I can bake biscuits to clear my head. This week consider, when do you give yourself a break? How do you recover?  In the mean time, The biscuits have cooled and the tea is hot. See you next week.

Makes 12 Lasso-size slices

2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter, softened

1 ⅓ cup confectioner’s sugar

3 tbsp light brown sugar

3 large egg yolks 

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp. kosher salt

Heat the oven to 315F and prepare an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix the butter and sugars vigorously until smooth.

Stir in the egg yolks. Add the flour and salt, mix just until the dough comes together. (“The less you mix the dough, the more positive vibes your biscuits will have,” according to Tosi.) Using damp hands, press the dough in an even layer in the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a thin, golden brown layer forms on top. Let cool completely before cutting into two even columns and then six even rows. Arrange in pink boxes, if you have them.

Here’s How Milk Bar Makes the Addictive Ted Lasso Biscuits

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