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Relish Austin: Carrying on the tradition of making biscuits from scratch

By Addie Broyles - American-Statesman Staff

Martha Hopkins has always loved biscuits, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that she mustered the courage to start making them herself.

“My mother made biscuits three days a week, and on the off days, she made cornbread,” says the Austinite who is best known as the author of “InterCourses,” the 1997 bestseller about aphrodisiac foods. “She was a Depression-era baby and a stay-at-home mom to four kids. She never measured any ingredients and it never took more than 10 minutes. It cannot be that hard,” she recalls thinking to herself.

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