I bet you have these ingredients on hand; I bet you 20 dollars. I’m not a betting girl but there are only 5 ingredients needed here, so I figure it’s safe. Do you want to feel like an old timer Puritan woman (or man)? Make these biscuits with dinner tonight. The house will smell INCREDIBLE and your people will love you.
One summer I waitressed at a beachfront restaurant with just-okay food but the best biscuits in town. They were free, placed in a basket and put on the table as the “bread”. I didn’t make a lot of money waitressing (because I was a terrible waitress) but man did I eat a lot of biscuits. They were small, like these. I am all for healthy swaps but with biscuits, I’d rather have a smaller amount of the real deal. These buttermilk biscuits are a favorite of mine but require you to have buttermilk on hand – not the case here. I used this recipe in my “measuring” unit for my high school classes. A great “intro to baking” recipe to make with your kids.
You’re twenty minutes and 5 ingredients away from flaky, buttery, warm homemade biscuits. Life is short, make some biscuits with dinner. And you’d better not swap any whole wheat flour. Top the warm biscuits with honey cinnamon butter and you’ve got breakfast/brunch snack that’s ready to wow.
Makes about 16
1/4 c. unsalted butter, cubed
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 c. lowfat, reduced fat or whole milk
Cinnamon Honey Butter
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. honey
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees
2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
3. Cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles crumbs. For this I use my fingers. You basically want to pinch that butter into the flour between your thumb and fingers until no lumps remain.
4. Add milk all at once and stir milk gradually into flour edges.
5. Turn dough out on to a lightly floured surface. and gently pat dough together.
7. Pat dough into a square, . Square should be able 6 or 7 in diameter.
8.Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into a grid, 4 by 4 (making 16 small squares). Use a floured spatula to transfer biscuits to a parchment, silpat, or lightly greased baking sheet.
9. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
10. For butter, beat butter, salt, cinnamon and honey in a mixer, 3-5 minutes or until smoothly combined. Scrape into small serving bowl (can be made days ahead – just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate).