Orange Biscuits

by Megan on December 12, 2013

Orange Biscuits // take a megabite

I have these memories, as a kid, of my mom making biscuits at all hours. Sometimes a gal just needs a biscuit, ya know? Sometimes it’d be an evening craving and we’d all eat warm biscuits with butter or honey or jam before bed. Now I know that I’m doing alright by when I get super biscuit-hungry. Things are ok! There are warm biscuits!

They make me most happy on a weekend morning while the coffee is brewing and my tunes are up high, and I’m tappin’ my toes and doing hand-claps in between biscuit cutting. And based on all this warm-from-the-oven-love, I can’t eat just one. I have to eat two in a row, because you know… biscuits.

So these guys are a little remix of the original. Just as flakey (They’re always canceling plans!) but just as delicious with an orange-y twist. They’re the citrus dance remix! Biscuits feat. Orange Zest, if you will. And I bet you will!

Orange Biscuits // take a megabite

Orange Biscuits with Orange Honey Butter
Recipe adapted from my Mom’s fave biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 T sugar
  • zest from 1 orange, reserving 1/2 t for butter
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cream of tarter
  • 1 stick (8 T) butter, cold and cut into cubes

orange honey butter

  • 1/2 a stick of butter, softened
  • 1 T honey + more to taste
  • 1/2 t orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper .
  2. In a small bowl, rub the zest into the sugar until the mixture resembles wet sand. Whisk together the egg and the milk together in a 2-cup measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tarter and orange zesty sugar. Cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients using two forks or a pastry blender until there are no pieces bigger than a pea.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon. Turn the bowl over on a lightly floured surface. Knead a little if the flour is trying to jump ship.
  5. Pat into an inch high dough round an cut out using a biscuit cutter, placing the biscuits on the prepared baking sheets. Use up all the dough, even if you have to have one silly-shaped biscuit hanging out in the middle.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden.
  7. Meanwhile, using an electric mixer beat the butter with honey and orange zest. Serve on warm biscuits.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipes above.

Lately! // take a megabite

I finally went to Sugar House AND now I want all the hot boozy beverages. It’s a taco-erry-meal kinda week. I saw The Kills (for the third time) and loved it! I have a fun cookie dough packing post up on Betty Crocker!

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah December 13, 2013 at 12:11 am

Oh man – spontaneous biscuits are the best.

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Right?! I might need more right NOW.

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Tieghan December 13, 2013 at 12:13 am

Your mom sounds awesome. I wish my mom made biscuits at all hours! These look awesome!

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

She’s got mad skills! Thanks!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

I adore honey butter and these biscuits are FAB!

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Thanks, Katrina! Can’t go wrong with honey + butter, right?

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Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness December 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

I LOVE the adding of adding orange to a biscuit…so fresh! Plus, I have never tried honey butter. These look like perfect biscuits! Get in my face now please.

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Thanks, Taylor! I hope you honey butter it up soon!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

I wish I had biscuits at all hours of the day. Nothing would make me happier. Love this! And the orange honey butter.

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Same here!

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Erika December 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

So I love your mom.. biscuits for dayz is the only way to live.. These look totes fab lady!!

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Thanks, Erika! Means a lot from you! The biscuit queen!

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cindy December 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Girl, you know I love a biscuit. I need a late-night batch of these asap!

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Yeah man! I want to wake up from a nap to someone handing me 5.

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Marissa @ In My Yellow Cardigan December 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

My jaw dropped when I saw these in my inbox. These sound and look amazing! Biscuits are the bomb-diggity (had to use that phrase, I apologize)! Gah, my Friday has been made with these. Must try ASAP!

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

<3 I mean, hell yeah! Love that you dropped a bomb diggity.

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Brittany December 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm

You just totally made me long for the days of waking up on a Saturday morning to find my mom just finishing up fresh biscuits, or doughnuts, or bread, or really any form of carbs. Sigh! These look bomb, even if I do have to make them myself. 🙂

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Megan December 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I long for those days too! <3

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Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com December 15, 2013 at 2:29 am

I cackled at the flaky biscuits always cancelling plans! True story. Your mom is my kind of woman, biscuits at all times of the day or night. Love the orange addition!

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Megan December 15, 2013 at 9:09 pm

<3 You get me!

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Nikkilooch December 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

I think I’ve decided that biscuits are my one true love food. They can be savory or sweet and either way you can slather them in butter. Must try these soon. Thanks for sharing, your posts are always so beautiful and upbeat. I know that’s not always easy, and I just want to let you know that someone is noticing.

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Megan December 20, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hey Nikki! I love your biscuit love.

And thanks for such a sweet comment! Seriously, so nice. Made my day! <3

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