Honey Butter Biscuits – These made from scratch biscuits are sweet and buttery but don’t let that stop you from adding a little more of both. I like to cut them into squares just for fun since they’re a bit different than your everyday savory biscuit. To keep the dough tender, you only roll once and use a knife to cut the dough into equal portions. If you want larger biscuits cut the dough into 9 portions and for a smaller biscuit cut the dough into 12 portions.
The butter used in these biscuits is frozen first and then grated on a box grater just like cheese. Since there’s no cutting the butter into the dry ingredients all that’s needed is a quick toss to coat the butter with flour. Next step, use a fork and work the wet ingredients into the flour to complete the dough. Why use frozen butter? Using frozen butter gives the biscuits an almost scone-like texture that makes them truly special.
My family loves these stuffed with fresh baked ham or turkey or just as they are slathered with butter. When I host a tea party with friends, I like to serve them topped with fresh whipped cream and berries just like honey butter scones. If variety truly is the spice of life, I say bring on the honey butter and let’s enjoy a Southern classic with a twist.
- 3 cup self rising flour
- ½ cup butter, frozen and grated
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Using the large holes on a box grater, grate the frozen butter.
- In a medium size bowl use a fork to toss together the flour and grated butter. Mix until there are no clumps and the butter is evenly distributed.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and ¼ cup honey. Make a well and pour the milk and honey into the center of the flour.
- Using the same fork gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until fully moistened.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and gently turn the dough a few times until it comes together and isn't sticky. Do not over flour. Pat or roll into an 8 x 8-inch square that is approximately 1-inch thick
- Use a sharp knife to cut into 9 or 12 equal portions.
- Separate the dough and place 2-inches apart on the pans. Brush the tops and sides with melted butter
- Bake for 12 minutes then increase to the broiler setting. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the tops are golden.
- Mix 1 Tbsp of honey into the remaining melted butter. Brush the tops just before serving.
- Serve immediately.