Country Ham Biscuits

May 2007
Country Ham Biscuits

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A drizzle of pure maple syrup brings out the ham's smoky, salty goodness in these two-bite breakfast sandwiches. Need them lickety split? Make the biscuits using a mix or a pop-and-bake tube of dough.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small chunks, plus softened butter for spreading
  • 3/4 cup milk, plus more for moistening
  • Pure maple syrup, for spreading
  • 6 ounces thinly sliced dry-cured country ham or prosciutto
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 475. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the chilled butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3/4 cup milk and combine using a fork. Add more milk as necessary to form a firm, not sticky, dough.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick. Using a small cookie cutter or juice glass, cut out biscuits; discard the scraps. Place the biscuits an inch apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  3. Split the biscuits and layer with softened butter, syrup and the ham.
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