Country Ham Biscuits

Country Ham Biscuits
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  • 6Servings


  • 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


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.

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.

Split the biscuits and layer with softened butter, syrup and the ham.