4.29.2013

buttermilk biscuits with honey cinnamon butter


These last few weeks have been quite the doozy. All those assignments in my dashboard, papers to be written, tests to be taken, and books to be read are driving me {literally} crazy. I feel like there's SO much to get done, but I just can't do it no matter how hard I try. I'm like a little engine that is trudging forward with every ounce of energy left {not much}, spittering, sputtering, and spattering, bumping along, running out of steam, and doing my best to just get to my destination. Which would be 10th grade. I'm supposed to be done in about a week, but those assignments are piling up and I'm falling behind. I keep telling myself "It's ok." I mean, I can only do my best. That's literally all I can do. 


This morning, I was studying and it felt like my brain just shut off. I was so tired. So ready to be done. I got changed out of my pajamas and was out the door for a run in 5 minutes flat. It just feels good to run because I can go and I can go fast unlike my schoolwork. I decided to leave the earphones at home so I could really clear my mind without hearing "Heyyyyyyyyy… sexaaaaay ladayyyyyyy." in the background of my thoughts. For half the run, I was praying that I would just slow down. That God would bring me a sense of peace and calmness. {and productivity. ha.} It felt SO good. When I got home, I got back on the computer and did my work the best that I could because THAT is what matters. Not how much I did or how I fast I went. I just did my best. 

If you haven't left by now, you really deserve a treat for sticking beside me like butter on biscuits. Buttermilk biscuits actually. With whipped honey cinnamon butter. SOSTINKINGGOOOOOD GAHHH. 


buttermilk biscuits with honey cinnamon butter 

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
1 cup buttermilk (approx), plus more for brushing

honey cinnamon butter

1/2 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. honey

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor.
Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal. If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved. Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined. If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk. It should be very wet. Turn the dough out onto a floured board. Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. Fold the dough about 5 times, gently press the dough down to a 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut into rounds. You can gently knead the scraps together and make a few more, but they will not be anywhere near as good as the first ones. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other. If you like"crusty" sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom. While biscuits are baking, prepare honey cinnamon butter by whipping butter, cinnamon, and honey with a handheld mixer until fluffy. Set aside. Once biscuits are finished baking, top with warm honey cinnamon butter.


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10 comments:

  1. Looks good, I know what you mean struggling with so much school. I'm just so thankful I only have two more weeks of Latin.

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    1. Thanks! Glad you're almost done :)

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  2. Those look great, and that butter looks amazing!

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  3. Thank you thank you thank you! I made these this morning and was soooo excited to finally have made yummy buttermilk biscuits that came out so fluffy and delicious! I've been living in TN for several years now and some do not take kindly to my 'biscuits' made from bisquick ...but so far from scratch , they've been flat and hard....until today! I'd send you a picture if I knew how...that's how happy I was with them! And the butter is of course amazing! My husband and son were laughing because I was bouncing around saying "I finally made yummy biscuits!" Aahaha! Thanks a

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    1. Ah, thank you! You're so sweet! I'm SO glad you and your family liked them! I'd totally love to see a picture- you could post it on my Facebook wall or tag me on twitter :) Links to my social media are at the top of the page. Thanks for commenting! Hope you have a great day :)

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  4. Hi again, i don't do Facebook or Twitter...so I sent you an email...hope that's ok.
    Thanks again!! Jade

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  5. Looks good, I know what you mean with so many struggling schools.
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