Monday, February 13, 2012

heart-shaped butter biscuits.

i can't believe it took me 12 days into february to make a food that is heart-shaped, but yesterday was finally the day. i made heart-shaped biscuits and scrambled eggs for breakfast. it was always a special treat when my mom made us biscuits & eggs for breakfast growing up, and to this day i'm convinced that there's nothing better than fresh biscuits out of the oven drizzled/drenched with honey. anyone tired of me mentioning honey in every other post yet? ;)

i've been using this biscuit recipe ever since we got married and we love love love it. it originally called for shortening, but i've modified it to just use butter. such a delicious recipe and works every time. so just in case you didn't have any plans for your valentine's day breakfast yet, here you go!....

WHITNEY'S BUTTER BISCUITS
1 egg, well beaten
1 cup sour cream (the secret ingredient!)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups flour (white, wheat, or a combination of both)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

1. preheat oven to 400 degrees. grease 8x8-inch baking dish.
2. in a mixing bowl, beat egg with a fork and mix in sour cream, sugar, and butter.
3. in another bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. add gradually to egg mixture. mix well. (dough will be sticky)
4. sprinkle a little flour over dough and scoop out onto a well-floured surface.
5. flour hands and quickly knead dough 4 strokes to form into a ball. place smooth side up, sprinkle top lightly with flour.
6. roll out gently to 3/4" or 1" thickness. cut with biscuit cutter (dip cutter in flour with each cut, if needed).
7. bake 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. makes about 8-10 biscuits (depending on the size of your biscuits). serve with scrambled eggs. :)

35 comments:

  1. these look delicious. i'm going to go make it now! :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. mmmm. . . I foudn what I'm eating for breakfast tomorrow That's too perfect. And you can never have too much honey, lady.

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  3. these are so sweet and look oh so delicious! I'll have to try to make them gluten free. lovely, lady! xo

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  4. these look divine. and honey on biscuits is the best ;)

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  5. Oh my goodness those look so good!

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  6. I love anything heart shaped and anything with honey... these a perfect!

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  7. darling and yummy!

    p.s. anytime i see honey, i think of you now! ha.

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  8. Those are adorable... can't wait to try them.

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  9. i've missed checking out your blog lately and then when i come back, there's valentines day countdowns, color-aid paper, lunch dates out, and heart shaped delicious things.

    it's good to be back :)

    thanks for the recipe! and hope you've had fun with your advent calendar :)

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  10. I'm always game for a yummy biscuit recipe. And heart shaped? Even better.

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  11. what fun! every valentine's my mom would make my sister's and i cherry turn overs for breakfast. i have a soft spot of valentine breakfasts now. haha. you're my kind of girl!

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  12. never made biscuits before, this looks fun!

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  13. These are just SO CUTE! I can't get over it. I'm convinced you are the perfect wife!! xo

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  14. Adorable pictures! Those are making me super hungry now. ;)

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  15. They look stunning! And the thought of biscuits with honey... And sour cream in the dough? I might as well faint now.

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  16. this is adorable. i need to get ON it!

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  17. i am making these tomorrow. thanks for the idea.

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  18. :O YUM! I must make these dairy-free... somehowww...

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  19. do you think these would be good for biscuits & gravy??

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  20. These look SO SO yummy! Happy Valentine's Day :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  21. These are so cute! Perfect to get you into the loving spirit :)

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  22. oh.my.goodness.

    definitely making these this weekend!

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  23. those look delicious. and completely adorable.

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  24. Mmm these sound delicious and dangerous haha. :)

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  25. these look so scrumptious.
    and i'm telling you, i still want that honey! ugh, i could spread honey over everything.

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  26. these are so cute! for any time of year i'd say

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  27. these look SO yummy, I'm totally going to try making them!

    x

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  28. Oh my! Those look amazing. I love your food photos and recipes! Thanks for sharing!
    XO

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  29. Thanks for the recipe Whitney! I will definitely be making these.

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