Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits




Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits

Everybody loves a light and fluffy biscuit.  With that said, this recipe has gone through a lot of adjustments in the last year or two.  There are two main things that make this recipe a little different than most biscuits recipes.  First, I use more buttermilk, which adds not just moisture but acid.  The acid reacts with the baking powder and baking soda, which gives the biscuits lift and helps separate the layers.  The second thing that separates my biscuits from other recipes is the honey butter, which adds a touch of sweetness and helps with browning.  I hope you enjoy this recipe for Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits.

Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits
Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits

Notes

This recipe for Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits is extremely simple, but there are a few things you need to remember.  First of all, the key to this recipe is to keep everything as cold as possible.  If the butter gets too warm, it will melt and you’ll lose all that flaky goodness that you want in a biscuit.  I grate my butter, because the pieces of butter are smaller and incorporate into the dough faster.

The second thing you need to do to remember when making Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits is to work the dough as little as possible.  This dough is going to be shaggy and crusty looking and small pieces are going to flake off throughout the process.  This is OK, just press the pieces back in and keep moving along.

I didn’t put a baking time on this recipe, because it all depends on how you cut your biscuits.  I like to make 6 big ol’ biscuits that take a little longer to cook, but you can pretty easily make 12 smaller biscuits with this recipe.  Another factor in cooking time is how long you freeze your biscuits.  If you freeze them for 10 minutes cooking time will be shorter than if you freeze them for a month.  My advice is to check them after 20-25 minutes and add 5-10 minutes until they are golden brown.  Eat these for breakfast or on the side with some fried chicken.




Ingredients

3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for the surface

2 sticks of butter, grated on the large holes of a box grater and frozen.

2 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. honey

1 1/2 cup of very cold buttermilk

For Honey Butter

Put equal parts butter and honey in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the butter is melted.  Once the butter is melted, stir to combine.  Be careful, you do not want to super hot honey to drip on your hand.

Directions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.  Add the frozen butter and honey and pulse until the butter is cut into pea-sized pieces.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the buttermilk and use your hands to combine.
  2. Once a shaggy dough forms (See Note), dump the dough onto a clean floured counter and form into a large rectangle.  Cut the rectangle into thirds and stack them on top of each other making sure to reincorporate any shaggy bits that fall off.  Roll the stack into another rectangle, cut into thirds and stack again.  Roll the stack out until it is a 2-inch high rectangle.
  3. Either using biscuit cutters (for round biscuits) or a dough scraper (for more rectangular biscuits) and put on a lined baking sheet leaving 2 inches between the biscuits.  Freeze the biscuits for at least 10 minutes or up to a month (for long time freezing transfer the biscuits to a freezer bag once after a couple of hours).
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Once the oven is hot, remove the biscuits from the freezer and brush the tops with honey butter.  Bake until golden brown on both the top and bottom.  Brush on dome more honey butter and serve immediately.

Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits

Total Time: 1 hour

Number of servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for the surface
  • 2 sticks of butter, grated on the large holes of a box grater and frozen.
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 cup of very cold buttermilk
  • For Honey Butter
  • Put equal parts butter and honey in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Once the butter is melted, stir to combine. Be careful, you do not want to super hot honey to drip on your hand.

Instructions

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the frozen butter and honey and pulse until the butter is cut into pea-sized pieces. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the buttermilk and use your hands to combine.
  2. Once a shaggy dough forms (See Note), dump the dough onto a clean floured counter and form into a large rectangle. Cut the rectangle into thirds and stack them on top of each other making sure to reincorporate any shaggy bits that fall off. Roll the stack into another rectangle, cut into thirds and stack again. Roll the stack out until it is a 2-inch high rectangle.
  3. Either using biscuit cutters (for round biscuits) or a dough scraper (for more rectangular biscuits) and put on a lined baking sheet leaving 2 inches between the biscuits. Freeze the biscuits for at least 10 minutes or up to a month (for long time freezing transfer the biscuits to a freezer bag once after a couple of hours).
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the oven is hot, remove the biscuits from the freezer and brush the tops with honey butter. Bake until golden brown on both the top and bottom. Brush on dome more honey butter and serve immediately.

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15 Replies to “Light and Fluffy Honey Butter Biscuits”

  1. Those tips are really useful. I was not aware keeping the ingredients cold is so important. Flakiness improves the texture of the biscuits.

  2. Great recipe and it looks pretty simple. Thanks for also including all of the great tips. This is very helpful for someone like me who doesn’t cook a lot.

  3. I have always wanted to try baking and this would be the perfect first.
    I loveeee biscuits and can’t wait to try this recipe.
    Will definitely share with you whether I aced it or not haha.
    Awesome post.

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