Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

By <i>Simple Comforts:</i> Reprinted with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter
Serves
Makes 8 biscuits
Ingredients
  • For biscuits:
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1¼ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • For the honey butter:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


Procedure
It should take no time to whip up a bunch of these fluffy, tender biscuits which are great with chicken but could also be served for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Preheat oven to 425°F and position rack in the center. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Scatter the butter over the top and mix with a fork to coat the pieces. Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue cutting until the butter is pea-size and the dough resembles coarse meal. Make a well in the center, add the buttermilk and mix with a fork until the mixture forms large clumps and starts to come together.

Transfer the dough to a floured counter and gently knead just until the mixture holds together. Pat the dough into a 7-inch round about 1-inch thick. Using a round, 2-inch cutter or water glass, cut biscuits and transfer to the prepared sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Repeat until all the dough is used. Brush the tops with a thin coating of the beaten egg.

Transfer the biscuits to the preheated oven and bake until golden-brown and cooked through, about 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer the biscuits to a rack and let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

For the honey butter: In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, honey and salt using a fork. Set aside.

To serve: Transfer biscuits to a large warmed platter and serve immediately with honey butter.

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

By <i>Simple Comforts:</i> Reprinted with permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing
Serves
Makes 8 biscuits
Ingredients
  • For biscuits:
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1¼ tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • For the honey butter:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


Procedure
It should take no time to whip up a bunch of these fluffy, tender biscuits which are great with chicken but could also be served for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Preheat oven to 425°F and position rack in the center. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Scatter the butter over the top and mix with a fork to coat the pieces. Using a pastry blender or two butter knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue cutting until the butter is pea-size and the dough resembles coarse meal. Make a well in the center, add the buttermilk and mix with a fork until the mixture forms large clumps and starts to come together.

Transfer the dough to a floured counter and gently knead just until the mixture holds together. Pat the dough into a 7-inch round about 1-inch thick. Using a round, 2-inch cutter or water glass, cut biscuits and transfer to the prepared sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Repeat until all the dough is used. Brush the tops with a thin coating of the beaten egg.

Transfer the biscuits to the preheated oven and bake until golden-brown and cooked through, about 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer the biscuits to a rack and let cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

For the honey butter: In a small bowl, stir together the softened butter, honey and salt using a fork. Set aside.

To serve: Transfer biscuits to a large warmed platter and serve immediately with honey butter.