Susman Honey Biscuits


Biscuits sweet with honey and a touch of salt. The Susman family stopped by last night with some delicious treatsbfrom a local restaurant to see if I could recreate them.  These are close.  I am going to play with this recipe a bit.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all purpose flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

Dash of salt

5 Tbsp cold unsalted butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 cup cold buttermilk

Little more flour for kneading surface

Topping

3 Tbsp salted butter, melted

2 Tbsp honey

INGREDIENTS

Preheat the oven to 425 and lightly grease a large baking sheet.

In a bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until combined.

Melt 3 tablespoons salted butter and honey in a small bowl and set aside.

Chop cold butter into pieces and add it to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter until it looks like coarse crumbs. Pour in honey and mix for a few seconds.

Pour cold buttermilk into the center of the mixture. Mix until just combined, dough will be sticky.

Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with a little more flour on top. Knead dough 5-6 times and pat into a ½ inch-think circle.

Using a biscuit cutter, start to cut out biscuits. Kneading it as little as possible, you can rework dough scraps into a ball and shape it into a circle again. Cut out more biscuits.

Place biscuits on the baking sheet leaving about an inch in between.

Brush each biscuits with honey butter mixture.

Bake for 10-13 minutes until raised and golden brown.

As soon as you take the biscuits out of the oven, brush them with more honey butter mixture.

Honey, I Baked the Cookies

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds or walnuts)
  • ¼ toasted coconut

DIRECTIONS

Toast ¼ cup of coconut and set aside.

Cream together honey, brown sugar, and shortening. Beat in egg.

Add, flour, baking powder, teaspoon baking soda, and salt.

Mix in nuts and toasted coconut.

Shape the dough into a roll or loaf.

Allow the dough to ripen for a day or two in the refrigerator before you slice and bake it in a hot oven (400°F) for 10 to 12 minutes.

This recipe has been adapted from this recipe.