Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

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I have no idea where I got this recipe but I’m sure there are only so many ways to make a biscuit.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour (I used White Lily)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk

Topping
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Cut butter into dry ingredients using a pastry cutter until it resembles course meal. Refrigerate the mixture for about 15 minutes to keep the butter very cold.

Remove from refrigerator and pour in buttermilk.  Mix with a spatula until just combined.  Do not over mix. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface.  Gently pat it into a rectangle until it is 1/2″ thick.  Fold the dough over itself about 4-5 times and then gently pat into another square about 1 inch thick.  Using a sharp knife slice into 12 squares. Try to do a clean slice in each direction so you don’t compress the layers and inhibit height.  I cut the outer edges too and then fold them back over themselves to make one more biscuit.  It doesn’t hold up as the first 12 but I like odd numbers in baking.

Place them gently on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.

While baking, melt butter and honey together and then whisk.  Put aside.

As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the honey butter mixture over the biscuits and let cool for a minute before devouring.

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