Honey Buttermilk Biscuits



Honey Buttermilk Biscuits
Makes 6-8 Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter, divided chilled and cubed
1 cup buttermilk*
2½ tbsp plus 1/2 tsp honey
sea salt (preferably fleur de sel), for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 425. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a large bowl. Use your hands and fingers to crunch and rub in 6 tbsp butter until the mixture is a moist but crumby mess. Pour in the buttermilk. Stir to incorporate a little, then add 2 1/2 tbsp honey. Stir until just combined, then fold on a floured surface into a 1-inch thick round. Cut little biscuits using a 1.5-inch to 2-inch biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet (note: a larger biscuit cutter will affect baking time). When no more rounds can be cut, refold dough into a 1-inch thick round and continue cutting until there is not enough dough to make another biscuit (I mound up the last bits of dough into a mini-biscuit for straight-out-of-the-oven “taste testing”). Sprinkle each biscuit with a pinch of sea salt before placing in the oven. Bake for 9-11 min, or until golden. While the biscuits are baking, heat 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan on low. Once butter has melted completely, turn off heat and stir in 1/2 tsp honey. Set aside until biscuits are done. Remove biscuits from oven and brush the honey-butter mixture on top. Serve immediately.

You’re welcome.

*Don’t have any on hand? Place 1 tbsp of vinegar in a 1-cup measure. Pour milk in until it reaches the top of the measure. Let sit (to curdle) for 5 min. Use. You can also refer to: http://frugalliving.about.com/od/condimentsandspices/r/Buttermilk_Sub.htm


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  1. Washington, DC

    Somehow I knew that looked like a southern biscuit. Great story. I almost moved to Asheville North Carolina for a job. Had I taken the opportunity…I probably would have moved to the cafe and worked from there. Hah! Great story.


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