30-minute biscuits slathered in creamy, rich honey butter!
A couple of weeks ago I saw my father-in-law post about honey butter biscuits on Facebook. Within about .14 seconds I was 1) craving honey butter biscuits like crazy and 2) thinking through how I could make them!
I only have recently discovered my love of biscuits. To be clear, I’ve been obsessed with carbs since forever. Pasta, cake, croissants, crusty baguettes, garlic bread, I could go on and on. They’re my fav. Several months ago I threw together a quick batch of biscuits on a whim – and I found a new addiction that drives me to the elliptical for 45 minutes three times a week. I don’t know exactly where that inaugural batch of biscuits was inspired from, but my in-laws live in the South and I probably had some last time I visited and so I guess I blame them (and love them for it too!).
This recipe makes a big ole pan of biscuits, slathered in rich honey butter and baked for just around 12 minutes – yup, you can get these ready for dinner in 30 minutes easy. It’s my basic biscuit recipe, plus a couple steps and made in a beautiful cast iron skillet – I just love that thing, what a great kitchen tool!
Not only are you going to brush these biscuits in creamy honey butter (which gives them a super sweet topping), you’re also going to drizzle honey right on the dough while folding to create little layers of honey! I wanted to get that honey flavor infused throughout and this is the simplest way to do it – plus, you don’t even have to dirty a measuring cup! You will fold the dough a total of around 15 times. Around fold #12, drizzle honey in pretty little circles on the dough, fold, flatten it out, drizzle some more, and repeat for about 4 drizzles. I would aim for around 1 tablespoon of honey drizzled for each fold, so around 3-4 tablespoons total. This part isn’t rocket science, so use your best judgment and don’t worry about measuring it.
Hopefully now I’ve passed on my biscuit obsession to you! If you’re going to indulge in carbs, you might as well do it right!
Honey Butter Skillet Biscuits
Yields: 10-12 biscuits
Time: 30 minutes
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon white sugar
1 and 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 Tablespoon salt (1 and 1/2 teaspoons)
6 Tablespoons cold butter
1 and 1/2 cup whole milk
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
2 Tablespoons honey
3-5 additional Tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix together the softened butter with the 2 Tablespoons of honey in a small bowl until fully combined. Set aside.
- Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut the butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed and the butter is well-distributed. Use hands, a pastry cutter, or two knives.
- Stir in the milk just until fully incorporated and turn out onto a generously flour-dusted cutting board or counter.
- Fold the dough about 15 times and add flour as needed. The dough will be sticky; continue to coat your hands and the board with plenty of flour. The last three or four folds, drizzle about 1 Tablespoon of honey between each fold on the dough. Fold one final time and shape and pat into a flat, one-inch tall piece.
- Using a pastry cutter or a cup rimmed with flour, cut the biscuits (do not twist the cup to cut the dough, simply push down and lift up).
- Place the biscuits in a cast iron skillet tightly packed. Brush the honey butter over the tops of the biscuits. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
Note: These are best served warm or at least served the same day they were made. I found they were still tasty the next day, but much less soft.
If you try these, I’d love to see the result! Tag your kitchen creations with #mesacookingco so I can admire your beautiful work!
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