November 9, 2011

Saveur Honey and Herb Biscuits

Growing up my mom's idea of making homemade biscuits were the ones that we bought to go along with the fried chicken from the grocery store. I remember my mom baking and cooking many things, but biscuits were never on the list. When I moved to West Virginia I remember the first time I went home with my husband to meet his parents, and we had biscuits and gravy for breakfast. That was to be the beginning of my love/hate relationship with biscuits. It has taken me approximately 8 years to come to the point that my biscuits are up to my husband's standards. People in West Virginia take their biscuits very seriously and I am always excited to try new recipes. Recently, I was looking through the November issue of Saveur magazine and ran across a recipe for Honey and Herb Biscuits, which looked delicious and perfect as a dinner side.

This recipe has 11 ingredients. It takes approximately 45 minutes of prep and cooking time and makes 2 dozen biscuits. My mother-in-law was in town when I made these and cut out the biscuits. Instead of rolling out her biscuits she pats them out by hand on a plate and then cuts them out with the top of a cup. Her biscuits always turn out fluffy and delicious, so I would highly recommend preparing them this way. When biscuit dough is rolled out flat it causes the biscuits to stay flatter during baking, treat your dough nicely! I had no problems finding any of the ingredients, they were all very basic and I either had them already in my pantry or I was easily able to find at my local grocery store. One major difference that I made to the recipe is the baking time. My mother-in-law and I had a large discussion about this and neither of us could fathom baking biscuits for anywhere near 35 minutes. I normally bake my biscuits approximately 15 minutes, 20 at the most. If I had kept the biscuits in the oven for the full time suggested by the recipe my biscuits would have turned into burnt hockey pucks. I followed the remainder of the recipe as stated.

I served these biscuits with a sea bass pasta dish and they complimented each other nicely. My in-laws were very impressed with these biscuits and they are big biscuit eaters, so I take that as a high compliment. These biscuits were very easy to prepare and I was able to throw them together at eight o'clock at night with a house full of hungry tummies. I loved the combination of fresh herbs and honey, it gave the biscuits a nice well rounded flavor. The best part about these biscuits is that they would go well as either a side dish or a breakfast food, a very versatile recipe.

For the recipe go to Honey and Herb Biscuits.

21 comments:

  1. 8 years? u r scaring me, I hope I can learn that quick :O

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  2. uuu, that looks so delicious. I'm going to give the recipe to my mother and make her bake these for me when I go home in two weeks :D

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  3. @Helene I have some very picky biscuit eaters in my husband's family :) Biscuits are an artform in this state, there is a whole chain of restaurants that are centered around biscuits :)

    @Andreea I hope you like them if you try them! They really are yummy :)

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  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower of yours. Oh how I'd love to have some of those biscuits right now! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  5. @Shar Thanks :) The biscuits were yummy and made enough that I have half the dough still in my freezer :)

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  6. New follower from the Weekend Blog Hop.

    Check me out and consider a follow back!
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  7. Following u back on GFC FB twitter and networkedblogs

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  8. I have never made a biscuit from scratch but lemon and herbs sounds AMAZING.

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  9. New follower from the hop :)
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  10. @Eliza Followed you back :)

    @Queens Thanks, have a great weekend!

    @Jessica They are really easy I promise and the herbs are delicious!

    @Golden-Charm Followed you back :) Have a great weekend!

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  11. Popped in from SITS! Those look fabulous!

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  12. New follower from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!
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  13. @The Blonde Duck Thanks :) They were very easy to make and turned out great!

    @Kel Followed you back, have a great weekend!

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  14. Looks yummy!

    I'm a new follower visiting from the My Saving Game Blog Hop and would love it if you would stop by my blog www.itsmylife4.com

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  15. looks yummy

    new follower from shespeaks would love a follow back at http://blessedchick-trythis.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to try those biscuits. :)

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  17. @bridget3420 Thanks :) Followed you back, have a great weekend!

    @blessedchick Thanks, it was yummy :) Followed you back!

    @MyVintageBliss I hope you like the biscuits if you try them, they really are easy and turn out delicious!

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  18. Hi I'm a new follower from the Exposure 99% blog hop. I love recipes, I'm a baker myself! I look forward to reading more of your posts. If you have some time stop by my blog http://themammahomemaker.blogspot.com Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. @Mamma I love recipes also and especially baking! Following you back, have a great weekend!

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  20. These look so good, thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

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  21. @Jessica Thanks :) Hope you had a great SITS day!

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