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Church's Honey Biscuits with Honey Butter



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted in small pan and set aside
  • 1/3 cup honey


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Work in the shortening until the mixture feels like cornmeal.
  3. Pour milk into flour and mix well. Knead about 12 to 15 times. Break dough into about 1/4 -1/3 cup size balls. Roll dough into balls and pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Brush with melted butter and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. While biscuits are in the oven, pour the honey into remaining butter and bring to a boil. Remove honey butter from heat and set aside.
  5. When biscuits are done, remove from the oven and immediately brush with honey butter.
  6. Serve with fried chicken or for breakfast.

Yields 12.


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