This post cracked me up – isn’t it odd and wonderful that we get so attached to characters that we want to be friends with them! I haven’t watched The Killing, but now it is on my list :) These biscuits sound delightful!
Tim, you’re the best. This post is hysterically funny, and the biscuits look amazing. Look at that lift! I haven’t seen any of The Killing yet, but maybe it’ll turn up on Netflix soon? If not, I suppose I could always make these biscuits and turn up at a friend’s who has cable?
I, too, thought her name was “Linda” for the first few episodes. Glad I to know I wasn’t alone. I love, love, love her as well. Her silences say more than most characters nonstop chattering. Not sure where you are in The Killing, but I enjoyed the second season even more than the 1st. And apparently a 3rd is in the works? Glad I’ll have biscuits to sustain me through another story arc. :)
I am so out of touch with current T.V. Finally watched “Game of Thrones” for the 1st time last night, and found it just okay — confusing and a little cheesy, to be honest. And I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve never even heard of “The Killing.” But I am completely on board with these biscuits, so I’ve got that going for me!
Yum! I’ve never used barley malt… where can you find it and do you use a power or syrup? or any suggestions for substitutes? I realize that last one may be a stupid question since these are specifically malted buttermilk biscuits… : )
I stopped watching The Killing, but love your description of the very complicated ‘Linda’. I am still emotionally connected to the characters in The Wire, which is a must watch for TV fans. Those biscuits look amazing.
I’m a big fan of the Danish The Killing and the Sarah Lund character. I haven’t managed to catch the American series but whether it’s Sarah Linden or Sarah Lund she obviously deserves to have some buttermilk biscuits made for her as do we all.
oh, I loved this post as I have spent an unnatural amount of time thinking about what I would cook for my favorite TV characters. for example, olivia benson (the wonderful mariska hargitay, before she started grimacing all the time in the last three seasons) of law & order SVU. she spends so much time taking care of, and worrying about, the victims she’s trying to help on that show that she (like your linda) doesn’t really take care of herself. I so want to make her a nice dinner…or maybe some of these biscuits!
I just discovered this blog (thank you, Wednesday Chef), therefore I just discovered The Killing and watched the pilot last night. Love this blog, love The Killing and am sure I’m going to love these biscuits when I figure out where to buy barley malt. Thank you, thank you! So much to look forward to!
WHAT… they weren’t saying “Linda?”….I got so hooked on Netflix season 1 that I paid for season 2 on Amazon…first time I’ve done that! love it! Biscuits sound excellent – I have regular malted mild powder – will that do?
WHAT… they weren’t saying “Linda?”….I got so hooked on Netflix season 1 that I paid for season 2 on Amazon…first time I’ve done that! love it! Biscuits sound excellent – I have regular malted milk powder – will that do?
I recently watched both past seasons of The Killing on Netflix within a 2 week period. I found myself strangely addicted to the quirky oddness that is Lindon. And Holder… wow. He looks and acts like a meth addict and talks like he has a mouth full of marbles. May I suggest that you give your delicious biscuits to Jack, though? Poor kid. Lindon might be a good cop, but she’s a terrible mother! “Here, Jack, you just stay in this scummy motel room for awhile while mommy goes out looking for a killer for 15 hours or so… no, don’t be scared. Those people in the next room over are just shooting up. Oh, and if anyone knocks, don’t let them in. It might be the murderer I’m trying to catch. Eat your fast food dinner, do your homework and get some sleep. I’ll be back in the morning (maybe).” Jack definitely needs the biscuits. Send some extra marmalade, too.
I watched the first season of The Killing when it came out because it was shot in my neighbourhood and I loved knowing where they were at all times (except when they did overhead shots of Seattle, duh). But it kinda let me down – so many red herrings!! Maybe I should just watch season 2 to find out who the killer is! But I sure these biscuits won’t let me down one bit. Now, if I could come up with a biscuit to bring back Enlightened!
OMG. The Killing. It is so good. Dahlia Bakery. Also good (nay; great). I love that show and am currently re-watching the first season because I’m from Seattle and I’m homesick. Linden (er, I mean, Linda) is just SO Seattle. ‘Specially her sweaters. I’m glad you’re feeding her. She needs it.
I am a reluctant cook, but absolutely obsessed with your blog — the writing is sharp enough that one can enjoy it on prose levels which transcend the actual cooking part. This entry is a brilliant example. Absolutely hilarious.
And psst! Give Holder some of those biscuits too! Fatten him up (and perhaps cure those undereye circles a bit?)! Love this, love your work.
Just finished first season of The Killing. Got the Linden name but thought that Mitch was Midge. Told my husband that (an avid fly fisherman) that Midge would be a GREAT name for a new puppy and my friend (who brought the first season we watched together in two days) was like WTF? Who is Midge?? Whatever :) still think Midge is a great name for a fishing dog!! The biscuits look awesome!
Hi Tim, have You seen the danish Version (“Komissarin Lund”)? I loved it and I felt similar as you about Sara Lund – she was getting more and more fragile and driven by her silent determination throughout the story.
I do not know the US remake, but after your post I may feel like baking some cookies and give Linda a chance :)
My husband and I watched both seasons of The Killing a few weeks ago. We didn’t sleep much. We just kept staying up way too late unable to turn off Netflix. So good! And Linden is amazing. And you’re right, she needs your biscuits.