Sweet Biscuits
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This biscuit recipe should make an appearance at your next weekend breakfast! These fluffy biscuits are slightly sweet. They're perfect for slathering in butter and jam or honey!
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus extra for topping
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • scant 1 teaspoon salt, plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 cup cold butter diced into 1/2-inch cubes, plus extra for topping
  • 7/8 cup (which is 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) cold buttermilk, plus extra for topping
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together until they are extremely well combined. Add the butter to the large bowl of dry ingredients and cut it in with a pastry cutter or two knives. Be patient and thorough. The mixture should look like crumbly, damp sand when you’re finished. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk and egg. If the dough is too dry, you can add water just a tablespoon at a time until it comes together. If it is too wet and sticky, you can add flour a tablespoon at a time until it doesn’t stick to your fingers when pressed, but sticks a little when pinched. It’s important at this point to fuss with the dough as little as possible. Mix the dough until it is just barely combined.
  2. Pat the dough out onto a well-floured counter to about 1-inch thick. Cut with a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on your prepared baking sheet touching each other to help them "climb." Brush the tops with extra buttermilk and place a pat of butter on top of each biscuit. Sprinkle all the biscuits with a little salt and a little sugar. Bake 7 minutes before turning the oven off. Leave them in the oven for 5-10 minutes longer, or until they’re golden brown. Remove them to cool to just warm. Serve with butter and jam or honey.
Recipe by Willow Bird Baking at http://willowbirdbaking.com/2016/06/04/sweet-biscuits-and-the-tale-of-two-christians/