These mini biscuits are the standard for country ham biscuits! This easy recipe (handed down from my grandmother) makes enough for a crowd, so they're terrific served at parties, wedding showers, baby showers or holiday events!
Keyword baked ham, biscuits
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Total Time 1hour
5cupsall purpose flour
2tablespoonswarm water to dissolve yeast in
for apricot butter
1/2cupbutterat room temperature
2poundscountry hamsee recipe on this site, shaved or very thinly sliced
Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add butter. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until its well combined and crumbly- looking. This may take 5-10 minutes.
Mix yeast and warm water together in a small bowl. Set aside to bloom for a few minutes.
Add buttermilk and yeast to flour mixture and stir to combine.
Refrigerate dough until ready to bake.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
Dust a work surface with flour. Take 1/4 of the dough and place it on the work surface. Knead dough for about 20 seconds. Lightly sprinkle top of dough and a rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough to about a half to 3/4" thickness. Using small biscuit cutter (mine is about 2" in diameter- which makes perfect 2-3 bite biscuits), cut out biscuits. Transfer biscuits to the parchment paper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until very lightly browned.
Meanwhile, add the butter and preserves to the bowl of a mini-prep food processor. Pulse until the mixture comes together and is very smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
To assemble biscuits, split a biscuit in half. Lay several thin slices of ham on the biscuit. Spread a small spoonful of the apricot butter onto the top half of the biscuit and place on the ham. Serve.
You don't have to make all the biscuits at once. Use what you need and keep the rest of the dough refrigerated until you want to make more. If serving at a party, assemble the ham biscuits in advance and serve them on large platters. Also - if you can get real country ham where you are -- do it! Have the butcher shave it super-thin.