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SOUTHERN

HONEY BISCUIT

the story

 

Nothing gives you that warm, cozy, being hugged from the inside feeling quite like a savory, buttery biscuit. A biscuit is the ultimate comfort food and can be used as a side item for your Sunday brunch, or as the main entrée when you are craving breakfast for dinner. 

 

These biscuits can be topped with delicious spreads like honey, pepper jelly or blackberry jam. Once made, the smell of these golden brown biscuits envelop your kitchen and will get the attention of everyone in your house (on the other hand, you may want to make these by yourself and enjoy them for yourself).  

 

I started making biscuits during the beginning of the Covid-19 quarantine as a way to pass the time and to improve upon my culinary skills. I had no idea that I would develop such a passion for baking and making food that makes everyone feel at home. Practice will definitely increase your confidence with making these breakfast staples. Before no time, you will be the neighborhood biscuit guru…so, proceed with caution! 
 

ingredients

(Makes about 8 biscuits) 

 

3 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

½ tablespoon salt

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 sticks (1 cup) butter

1 ½ cups whole full fat buttermilk 

3 tablespoons of honey 

 

¼ cup additional granulated sugar to sprinkle over top of biscuits (optional)

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tHe process

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a generous amount of cooking spray onto a baking sheet. 

 

Using a whisk, mix together the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar in a large bowl.

Once the dry ingredients are completely combined, using a grater add in the butter to the dry ingredient mixture. (Note: For best results don’t take the butter out of the fridge until you are ready to grate. If the butter is too soft, it will be more difficult to grate. You could also freeze the butter for 30 minutes prior to using to make the grating process even easier).  

Next, pour in buttermilk and honey. Knead and mix together with your hands until the dough feels sticky. 

 

Use a ½ measuring cup to scoop out dough and drop onto the baking sheet. Place the dough balls roughly 1 inch apart. Bake for 30-35 minute. The bottom of the biscuits should be golden brown. Serve with honey, butter, jelly or jam. These biscuits make for excellent breakfast sandwiches!