With just a few, simple ingredients and a gentle touch, these biscuits could be on your plate in less than 30 minutes. All you will need is flour, baking powder, salt, butter, buttermilk, and honey.
I love to use my food processor when making pie crust or biscuits that require cold ingredients. But, of course, you could make these in a bowl as well. So simple: Five Steps to Flaky Buttery Biscuits!
Follow These Five Steps to Flaky Buttery Biscuits:
First, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Next, combine 3 cups of Unbleached All-purpose flour, 4 ½ teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt in your food processor.
Second, cut up 1 cup of butter into small chunks and add to flour mixture. Pulse in the food processor until mixture looks crumbly. With the food processor running, slowly pour in up to 1 cup of buttermilk until dough comes together.
Third, put your dough on a floured surface and gently roll out. Fold into thirds, like an envelope. Repeat this process 5-6 times, rotating the dough a quarter turn each time you roll out the dough. Be very gentle in order to get those flaky layers.
Fourth, cut out with a biscuit cutter, or if you’re like me, you might need to improvise. I used the rim from a mason jar lid which is not really sharp enough but it gets the job done! The sharper the cutter, the higher the rise you will get.
Fifth, place biscuits on a greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown. After they come out of the oven, brush the tops with ¼ cup of melted butter, combined with 2 teaspoons of honey.