Orange Biscuits

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


  • 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


  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 thoughts on “Orange Biscuits”

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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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