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buttermilk biscuits

Sweet Buttermilk Biscuits with Cherry Compote

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 biscuits 1x

Description

Our version of a "high tea" sweet snack made with fresh bing cherry compote


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Ingredients

  • FOR SWEET BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • FOR CHERRY COMPOTE:
  • 1 pint fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. FOR BUTTERMILK BISCUITS:
  2. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside
  4. Cut cold butter into pea-sized chunks
  5. Add butter to dry ingredients, "smashing" the butter pieces into the mixture until well combined
  6. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla
  7. Turn dough out onto floured surface, and knead it a few times. It should be slightly sticky.
  8. Using a rolling-pin, roll out dough until it is roughly 3/4" thick
  9. Use a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, or glass, cut biscuits into 1/12 to 2" rounds
  10. Roll out scrap dough again and repeat
  11. Place biscuits on baking sheet covered in parchment paper
  12. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until golden brown)
  13. FOR CHERRY COMPOTE:
  14. In medium sauce pan, add cherries and sugar
  15. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes, breaking cherries with a fork while cooking
  16. Add lemon juice and cinnamon and remove from heat
  17. Allow to cool to room temperature (about 10 minutes)
  18. TO ASSEMBLE:
  19. Slice biscuit in half
  20. Add cherry compote and a layer of whipped cream
  21. Serve warm

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