a stand mixer
a bench scraper
a rolling pin
a pastry brush
For the Honey Butter Biscuit Dough
- 1 ¾ cups (7.85 ounces or 223 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 Tablespoons (½ stick or 2 ounces or 57 grams) very cold Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 Tablespoons (2 ounces or 57 grams) very cold Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread, scooped into 1 Tablespoon dollops
- ½ cup (4 ounces or 113 grams) very cold buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce or 28 grams) Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 Tablespoon Demerara sugar
- Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread
- fresh strawberries OR other fresh fruit of your choice, sliced
- whipped cream
For the Small Batch Honey Butter Biscuits
Make the honey butter biscuit dough. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Beat on low until just combined, about 15 seconds. Add the Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter and Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread all at once and beat on low until the mixture has the texture of coarse meal, with pea-sized pieces of butter throughout, 1 to 2 minutes. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the buttermilk. Beat on low for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the dough clumps around the paddle and/or the sides of the bowl. The dough will seem a littler dry, but that's totally normal, I promise! It'll work out. Shape the honey butter biscuits. Use a rubber spatula to tip the dough onto a lightly floured counter. Lightly flour your hands and quickly pat the dough into a 1-inch thick square (don't worry about the size of the square at this point—the thickness matters more!). Use a bench scraper to cut the dough into 4 rough squares. Stack the squares on top of each other, and press down to flatten them into a rough square. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 1-inch thick square measuring roughly 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Use the bench scraper to trim a thin border around the sides of the square to create clean edges. Cut the resulting square into 4 biscuits, each measuring roughly 2 x 2 inches. Freeze the biscuits while you preheat the oven. Place the biscuits at least 3 inches apart on a parchment-lined quarter sheet pan. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and freeze while you preheat the oven.Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425°F. Bake the honey butter biscuits. Once the oven is preheated, use a pastry brush to brush the top of each biscuit with the melted Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread for assembly. Sprinkle with the Demerara sugar. Immediately place the sheet pan of biscuits in the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 400°F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top. Serve and store. Serve warm or at room temperature. The unassembled biscuits can be stored in an airtight container or zip-top bag at room temperature for up to 3 days. To serve assembled, use a serrated knife to slice one biscuit crosswise. Butter both halves with Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread. Place sliced strawberries and whipped cream on one half. Top with the remaining biscuit half and drizzle the entire biscuit sandwich with honey and more whipped cream. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Serve immediately.
- For this recipe, it’s especially important to pay attention to the temperature of the ingredients as they are listed in the recipe. The secret to incredibly flaky and tender biscuits lies in keeping your ingredients as cold as possible before baking! That means making sure your Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread, and buttermilk are very cold. Don’t bring them to room temperature beforehand—simply use them straight from the fridge! And for extra credit, I recommend freezing the Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread overnight before using in this recipe.
- And on a similar note, this recipe instructs you to brush the biscuits with Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread that’s been melted and slightly cooled. You don’t want it to be overly hot when you brush it onto the biscuits. I recommend melting the Land O Lakes® Honey Butter Spread right before preheating the oven and freezing the biscuit dough. Doing so will give it enough time to cool.