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Flaky Southern Butter Biscuits with Strawberry Bourbon Jam

Because we're all in need of an easy, softy, and oh so flaky, buttery biscuit!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 211kcal

Ingredients

Strawberry Bourbon Jam

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter. Pulse until the mix clumps together to form larger pea-size balls. Drizzle in the buttermilk until the dough is "shaggy" looking. The dough will be a little dry.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and pat into a 1-inch thick square. Cut the dough into 4 pieces. Add 1 slice of cream cheese to 3 of the squares, gently pressing to flatten. Stack the cream cheese topped pieces on top of each other. Add the final piece (with no cream cheese) on top of the stack (see above photos). Press down to flatten. Dust the surface with flour and roll the dough into a 1 inch thick rectangle. Cut into 12 biscuits. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze 10-15 minutes, to chill.
    4. Remove the biscuits from the freezer and brush with melted butter. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden on top.
    5. Meanwhile, make the jam. Add the strawberries, honey, and lemon juice to a medium size pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, to cook for 5-8 minutes or until the jam has reduced and thickened by 1/3. Stir in the jam and bourbon, cook 1-2 minutes, remove from the heat.
    6. Serve the biscuits warm with butter and jam. I like sea salt on top too!

Notes

Buttermilk Substitute: while using buttermilk is best, you can also just use milk or heavy cream. 
To make Homemade Buttermilk: Combine 1 scant cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of either lemon juice or vinegar. Let the mix sit 5 to 10 minutes until slightly thickened and small curdled bits start to form. Use as directed above.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal