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