Park’s Ham and Biscuits

Park’s Ham and Biscuits

Park’s Ham and Biscuits

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons cold shortening, cut into pieces

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup chilled buttermilk

Heavy cream or milk, for brushing

8 ounces thinly sliced country ham, for serving

Hot-pepper jelly, for serving


Preheat the oven to 45O°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Put the butter and shortening in a small bowl and freeze while you prepare the dry ingredients. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Pulse a few times, just to combine. Scatter the cold butter and shortening pieces on top of the flour and pulse the food processor in short bursts until you have pea-size pieces. Pour the buttermilk over the top and pulse two or three times, just to make a shaggy dough. Don’t over process. Dump the dough onto a floured work surface and knead once or twice. Pat or roll into a V2-inch-thick square. Dip a 2-inch-round cutter in flour and cut as closely together as possible to get 12 to 14 biscuits. Arrange on the baking sheet without touching. Lightly brush with the cream. Bake until puffed and golden brown all over, until the bottoms are golden, too, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove to a wire cooling rack. Split the warm biscuits and serve with the ham and a dollop of pepper jelly.

Comments are closed.