Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Honey Butter Biscuits

I wish I blogged about recipes.

So here I am blogging about a recipe. Ta-DAH!

Since moving here, we have discovered the goodness of Church's Chicken. It's a lot like Kentucky Fried Chicken, but we really only like it for the biscuits. We love Church's Honey Butter Biscuits.

As a quick side-story, for one of Matt's Christmas presents, I made him a little punch card stating I would make one treat of his choice each month. 

Matt requested I try my hand at replicating the heavenly biscuits, so like any resourceful cook wanting to try something new, I found my way to Google, which led me to this recipe (thanks food.com!):

  • cups flour

  • teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • teaspoons sugar

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

  • 2/3 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 Preheat oven to 450°F.

  • 2 Mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl.

  • 3 Work shortening into flour mixture by crumbling with your hands until the mixture feels like cornmeal.

  • 4 Pour milk into flour mixture and mix well.

  • 5 On a slightly floured surface, knead the dough about 12-15 times.

  • 6 Make dough into balls (about 2 inches) and place on baking sheet.

  • 7 Brush Dough balls with some of the melted butter.

  • 8 Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden.

  • 9 Meanwhile bring remainder of butter and all honey to a boil in a sauce pan, then set honey butter aside.

  • 10 When biscuits are done remove from the oven and immediately brush each biscuit with honey butter.

  • I cut down the baking powder from 4 tsp to 3 (which I changed above) just because that seemed like a lot, and the biscuits still turned out amazing--better than the real thing. And the best part is that they're drop biscuits, so you don't have to take the time to roll and cut them out. I think the biscuits took about 30 minutes to make. It doesn't get much better than that!

    So if you're in the mood for delicious honey butter on a good biscuit, give this recipe a try. You won't be sorry.

    1 comment:

    Elder Kundis said...

    YUMMO!!! I can't wait to try this recipe...isn't Google the best!??!? By the way, your garden ROCKS...I miss mine this year!!!