Figs and prosciutto are a match made in heaven and are the perfect end of summer treat. They only thing that makes them even better is throwing them into biscuits packed with honey. These prosciutto, fig, and honey biscuits are a crumbly, sweet, salty, and savory snack that is perfect on its own or drizzled with more honey. The texture and crumb to these guys is very similar to a scone, which makes it feel like a super special savory treat.
Biscuits vs scones:
Biscuits and scones are very similar to each other and are largely made using the same ingredients and method. The big difference is that biscuits don't use eggs and that they typically are lighter, buttery-er (that's a word right???) and have well-defined layers. They also tend to feel a bit more bready.
Scones, on the other hand, have a fine crumb, eggs, and tend to lean to the sweet side whereas biscuits are more savory. Both are great and the recipe for these takes the best from both worlds, yielding a super
Tips and tricks:
Keep everything cold! Just like a pie crust, you want those flakey layers which are created from cold butter releasing steam in between the layers of dough.
Cut your butter into 1/2 inch pieces and freeze until you are ready for them.
When you are mixing you dough don't fully mix in the butter. Keeping the chunks of butter pea-sized helps make those flakes!
Cut your figs into 1/2 inch pieces so that you end up with good and yummy chunks in you biscuits.
Tear your prosciutto into tiny pieces so that it's easy to cut out your dough.
Freeze your shaped dough for 2 hours and bake from frozen to help make those crumbly layers!Print
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh figs
- 12 slices of thinly sliced prosciutto torn into little pieces
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp of baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups (4 sticks) cold butter cut into small cubes
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg lightly beaten for an egg wash
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- In a large bowl whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
- Add the cold butter and work the butter in by hand into it's been mushed into pea-sized pieces.
- Add the honey, buttermilk, figs, and prosciutto mix everything together.
- Pour the mixture onto a big workspace and lightly knead the dough until it starts to come together.
- Flatten the dough until it is 1 inch thick and using a cutter cut out the biscuits.
- Place on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours
- Once frozen, space out the biscuits on a baking sheet and using your egg lightly wash them
- Bake for 25 minutes