The series is by Joanne Fluke and it's about a fictional Minnesotan woman named Hannah Swenson who owns a bakery and solves murder mysteries in her spare time. And she loves her cat Moishe more than anything. I love these books! They're like the Nancy Drew series- a bit repetitive and very tame- but you can't stop reading them.
Anyways, the books include recipes for baked goods and the characters are always swilling piping hot coffee- Hence, my craving. I'm highly suggestible.
I always use the Baking Powder Biscuit recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance because they rise better than any other recipe I've used (rising and layer-formation are key indicators of biscuit quality, in my opinion). Maybe the stars were aligned right or maybe it's the new canister of baking power I cracked open...But I think I baked the perfect biscuit today.
I should have measured, but I'm estimating that this one rose about 3 inches!
There was already a fair amount of Earth Balance in this biscuit, but I smeared some more in the center and then globbed on some of Morgen's Zestar Apple Jelly she canned last year. I was saving it for a special occasion and this biscuit seemed pretty darn special.