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 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
- Preheat the oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper .
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden.
- 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.
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!