Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Honey Butter Glazed Biscuits

You are absolutely going to love these biscuits....
I recently received a request to bake clone recipe of the Church's Chicken biscuits. Those ever popular honey butter glazed biscuits.....

Now personally, I have never eaten at Church's (mostly because the closest location to me is in the rundown part of town), so I decided to do the next best thing.... make biscuits using my favorite recipe and glaze them with the honey butter.
My favorite biscuit recipe is called "JP's Big Daddy Biscuits" by John Pickett on Allrecipes. Which I may have selected just based on the badass name. Compared to the typical drop biscuits I used to make in the past, this one requires rolling out the dough to form uniformly shaped biscuits. It also doesn't use any particularly special ingredients.
Now these biscuits don't look like those from the restaurant, but trust me, after putting the honey butter glaze over the top.... you won't care. Let's bake!

Start by gathering all the ingredients listed here:

J.P.'s Big Daddy Honey Glazed Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1⁄3 cup shortening (butter)
1 cup milk

1⁄4 cup butter, melted
1⁄3 cup honey

Start off by mixing together all of the dry ingredients. The flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Next cut in the shortening. I typically use softened butter. A fork is pretty useful here if you don't have the special cutter.

Following this, add in the milk. Stir the biscuit dough together. The dough will come out looking sticky, but it should peel from the sides of the bowl.
Now preheat your oven to 425F.

On a floured surface, plop down the dough. Sprinkle the top of the dough with some flour, and start kneading away. Knead and roll out the dough, to about 1⁄4" thick.
Now use a glass or biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits from the dough. Now I don't have a biscuit cutter, but one advantage to having one of those is getting clean cut edges. Using a glass, like I'm using, causes the flaky layers to get smooshed on the edges. Now this isn't the end of the world, but it's something to look into in the future. Re-knead the dough as needed to cut out more biscuits.
The original recipe says you can get 6 biscuits from this, I ended up with 9 biscuits and a runt. But if you cut them with a slightly smaller diameter, then a dozen biscuits is possible. Place the cut dough onto a parchment paper lined baking tray.
Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for about 12 - 15 minutes.

Now while the biscuits are in the oven, now is the time to prepare that delicious honey butter.
In a small sauce pan, mix together the honey and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil. Maintain the heat for a few minutes, before removing the pan from the stove.

When the biscuits are complete, they'll be browned on top and the sides. Remove them from the oven.

Now brush that honey butter all over those biscuits. Don't these biscuits look incredible? Be careful though, they are hot! Let's eat!

J.P.'s Big Daddy Honey Glaze Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1⁄3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

1⁄4 cup butter, melted
1⁄3 cup honey

1) Mix together all the dry ingredents
2) Cut the shortening into the dry mixture
3) Add in the milk. Mix the dough together.
4) Roll the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough to about 1/4" thick
5) Cut out the biscuits and place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
6) Bake at 425F for 12 - 15 minutes.
7) Prepare the honey butter by boiling ingredients in a sauce pan.
8) Coat the biscuits with the honey butter mixure.

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