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Tupelo Honey Biscuit Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Last Updated on July 3, 2023

Are you looking for a delicious and unique biscuit recipe? Look no further than Tupelo honey biscuits! These buttery-sweet biscuits are perfect for breakfast brunch or as a side dish. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be customized with whatever toppings you like!

In this article, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to make tupelo honey biscuits, as well as some tips and nutrition information. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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What is Tupelo Honey Biscuit?

Tupelo honey biscuits are a type of biscuit made with bread flour, baking powder, buttermilk, and sour cream. The resulting biscuits are buttery-sweet and fluffy, with a hint of sweetness from the tupelo honey used to make them. 

The name of these biscuits tupelo honey comes from one of my favorite cookbooks Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen.

What does it taste like?

Tupelo honey biscuits have a unique flavor that is both sweet and savory. The dough itself has a light buttery taste, with a hint of sweetness from the tupelo honey used in the recipe. 

When baked, the biscuits become golden brown on top and are slightly flaky on the inside. They can be served plain or with your favorite toppings.

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How did I first get introduced to the Tupelo Honey Biscuit?

I am a big fan of the chef Brian Sonoskus, and he is the author of Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen. I purchased his cookbook and fell in love with the Tupelo honey biscuit.

So, I decided to make my own version of this biscuit recipe. After some experimentation, I finally found the perfect combination of ingredients and created a delicious version that I’m excited to share with you today!

How to make Tupelo Honey Biscuit?

Making tupelo honey biscuits is a simple process that requires just a few ingredients and some basic baking skills. Here are the ingredients & step-by-step instructions for this recipe:

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Ingredients

  • Baking Powder: Baking powder is a key ingredient for making tupelo honey biscuits. It provides structure and lifts the dough.
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk adds flavor and helps keep the biscuit from being too dry. Make sure to use cold buttermilk when mixing your ingredients together.
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream helps keep the biscuit moist and fluffy.
  • Unsalted Butter: Unsalted butter adds flavor and helps keep the dough from becoming too dry. Make sure to use cold, unsalted butter when mixing your ingredients together.
  • Butter: Melted butter can be used as a topping for the biscuits before baking, adding more flavor and texture.
  • Bread Flour: Bread flour is best to use when making tupelo honey biscuits because it gives the dough structure and texture.
  • Baking Soda: Baking soda helps give the biscuit a light and airy texture.
  • Salt: Salt enhances all of the flavors in your biscuit, making sure that each bite is delicious!

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, buttermilk, sour cream, and unsalted butter until smooth and combined.

Step 3

Add the bread flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until a dough forms.

Step 4

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times until it comes together.

Step 5

Roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness and cut into desired shapes using biscuit cutters.

Step 6

Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter.

Step 7

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Tips

– Make sure to use cold ingredients when making the dough. This will help ensure that your biscuits come out light and fluffy!

– If you want your biscuits to be extra golden brown, brush melted butter over them before baking.

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Tupelo Honey Biscuit Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and unique biscuit recipe? Look no further than Tupelo honey biscuits! These buttery-sweet biscuits are perfect for breakfast brunch or as a side dish. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be customized with whatever toppings you like!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Southern America
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 368kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • Whisk
  • baking sheet
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour/Bread flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoons sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder (It helps to reduce yeasty smell)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (regular or low-fat)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter frozen
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, buttermilk, sour cream, and unsalted butter until smooth and combined.
  • Add the bread flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until a dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times until it comes together.
  • Roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness and cut into desired shapes using biscuit cutters.
  • Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with melted butter.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Notes

– Make sure to use cold ingredients when making the dough. This will help ensure that your biscuits come out light and fluffy!
– If you want your biscuits to be extra golden brown, brush melted butter over them before baking.
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Nutrition Information

Total fat: 7.1g

Saturated fat: 4.3g

Trans fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 17mg

Sodium: 270mg

Total carbohydrate: 16.2g

Dietary fiber: 0.6g

Sugars: 1.5g

Protein: 2.9g

What to serve with Tupelo Honey Biscuit?

Tupelo honey biscuits are delicious on their own, but can also be served with a variety of toppings. Try serving them warm with butter, jam, honey, or syrup for added sweetness and flavor. 

They’re also tasty and served alongside eggs, bacon, or sausage for a complete breakfast. Additionally, they can be enjoyed as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

How to store leftover Tupelo Honey Biscuits?

You can store leftover tupelo honey biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature and can last up to three days. However, they are best enjoyed the day they are made. To reheat, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 15-20 seconds or until hot.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, pregnant women can eat tupelo honey biscuits. However, they should make sure to follow the recipe carefully and use ingredients that are fresh and safe to consume during pregnancy. As always, it is best to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming any food while pregnant.

FAQs 

Are Tupelo Honey Biscuits healthy?

Tupelo honey biscuits can be a healthy and delicious snack or breakfast option. They are made from wholesome ingredients, including buttermilk, sour cream, butter, bread flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. These ingredients provide a variety of vitamins and minerals that are important for overall health. 
Additionally, tupelo honey biscuits are from added sugars, making them a healthier option than many other treats. With that said, it is best to these biscuits in moderation, as still contain fats and carbs which should be consumed in moderation.

How do you make the biscuits extra fluffy?

To make tupelo honey biscuits extra fluffy, it is important to use cold ingredients when making the dough. This includes using chilled butter and cold buttermilk. 
Additionally, kneading the dough lightly will also help give your biscuits a light and airy texture. Finally, be sure to not overwork the dough, as this can cause it to be dense.

Can I substitute butter for oil?

It is not recommended to substitute butter for oil when making tupelo honey biscuits as it will affect the flavor and texture of the final product. Butter adds richness and flavor while also helping to create a light and fluffy texture.
Oil, while still a good fat, will not provide the same flavor or texture as butter. Additionally, oil does not have any leavening effects like butter does which can result in dense and heavy biscuits. Therefore, it is best to use butter when making tupelo honey biscuits.

Wrapping Up

Tupelo honey biscuits are a delicious and easy-to-make treat. They can be served on their own, with butter or jam, as part of a breakfast meal, or as an afternoon snack. 

With wholesome ingredients such as buttermilk, sour cream, butter, and tupelo honey added to the mix, they provide a variety of vitamins and minerals while still being an indulgent treat. 

Plus, they don’t require any added sugar making them a healthier option than many other desserts. So grab the ingredients and give this delicious recipe a try!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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