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Prosciutto, Cheddar & Chive Biscuits with Hot Honey Butter


Breakfast and Brunch



Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

These quick and easy biscuits are a huge crowd-pleaser for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Be sure to look for aluminum-free baking powder as it’s what gives these biscuits their quick lift.


    For the Biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder, preferably aluminum-free
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) Cabot Unsalted Butter, cold, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup shredded Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup (2 ounces) chopped prosciutto

  • ¼ cup minced chives or scallions

  • ½ cup buttermilk 

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • For the Honey Butter

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) Cabot Unsalted Butter, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank’s or Tabasco 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

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  1. PREHEAT oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. PREPARE the biscuits: Place flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add 12 tablespoons cold butter and pulse until the butter is pea-sized. Add cheese, prosciutto, and chives and pulse to combine. Add buttermilk (or milk) and egg; pulse until a shaggy dough forms.

  3. TURN the dough out onto a generously floured surface. Knead gently, adding more flour if necessary, until a soft dough forms. Roll the dough into a ¾-inch-thick circle, about 10 inches wide.

  4. CUT the dough using a 2½-inch biscuit cutter or floured glass, making as many biscuits as you can and place on the prepared pan. Gather the remaining dough and re-roll into a ¾-inch-thick circle. Repeat cutting into biscuits until you’ve used up all the dough.

  5. BAKE the biscuits until puffed and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

  6. PREPARE the honey butter: Combine 8 tablespoons butter, honey, hot sauce, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a bowl until smooth.

  7. SERVE the warm biscuits with the hot honey butter.



per serving