Maple Syrup topped Biscuits
Recipe type: Baked goods
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 8
An incredibly flaky, crispy and flavorful biscuit!
  • 3 C All-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3 T Granulated sugar
  • 1 T Baking powder
  • 1 t Kosher sea salt
  • ½ t Baking soda
  • 12 T Unsalted butter, diced
  • 1¼ C Cold Buttermilk
  • ½ C Pure Maple Syrup, 1 T per biscuit
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. Using a biscuit cutter, or your fingers, work cold diced butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs and still has some pea-sized butter pieces in it.
  4. Stir in buttermilk with a large spoon just until dry ingredients are mostly moistened.
  5. Turn the barely held together dough onto a very lightly floured surface.
  6. With a rolling pin, roll dough into a circle about ½" thick.
  7. (Tip #1)Fold in half so dough becomes 1" thick; repeat 3 more times.
  8. With a 3" round cutter, without twisting, cut into (6) ½" thick sized rounds.
  9. Gently pat the scraps together, lightly roll and cut into 2 more rounds.
  10. (Tip # 2) Place rounds on prepared baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  11. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  12. Remove rounds from refrigerator and take off plastic wrap.
  13. (Tip #3) Using a spoon and 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup, top each of the rolls and gently rub onto each.
  14. (Tip #4) Place rolls into oven and immediately reduce heat to 400 degrees.
  15. Bake rolls on top rack of oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden browned on top.
  16. Watch biscuits tops carefully to make sure they don't burn.
  17. Remove from oven, until cool enough to handle and slice horizontally with a serrated knife for sandwiches or leave whole as desired.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at