Full of flavor, tender, and PERFECT with a cup of coffee, these sweet biscuits with sorghum butter are lip-smackin’ delicious.
With the weather getting on the chillier side, and along with recent rain, I was craving biscuits for some odd reason. But biscuits with some sort of spread smoothed on them. I was just reading about sorghum syrup and how people love to slather that on simple white bread. What a perfect reason to make some biscuits–sorghum syrup’s gotta be amazing on biscuits! See my train of thought? 😉
This biscuit is actually a shortbread recipe so it’s slightly sweet. It’s sweetened with a little bit of Golden Barrel Organic Cane Sugar and a splash of vanilla, which I highly recommend you don’t leave out. You can really taste the vanilla in these and it’s so so good.
Simply work cold butter into the dry ingredients, then mix in the buttermilk until it just comes together. You don’t want to overwork your batter here. Nobody likes a hockey puck for a biscuit, and that’s what’ll happen if you mix it too much–end result will be a tough biscuit instead of a tender one.
I used a biscuit cutter to cut the dough into circles, but if you don’t have one, fear not. Simply use a sharp knife to cut into either squares or circles. You do want the dough cut instead of just formed with your hands; this cause the biscuit to rise nicely.
When you think of shortbread, springtime naturally comes to mind, right? Strawberry season. But I’m here to tell you you can enjoy shortcake year-round. Just pair it with a deeper-flavored taste like sorghum syrup. What is sorghum syrup you ask? Sorghum is a type of grass that’s grown in the southern United States. Kentucky is a leading state in sorghum production. As a matter of fact, Golden Barrel gets their sorghum from an Amish farmer in Kentucky. 🙂
The flavor of sorghum syrup is a little hard to describe. It’s somewhere between molasses, maple syrup, and honey. It’s really delightful. And, like I said, perfect for this time of year. In the fall and winter, deeper flavors are welcome and sorghum syrup sure hits the mark here. Paired beautifully with softened butter makes this sweet topping creamy and easy to spread. It really is a match made in culinary heaven.
My husband came home from work hungry other day and I offered up this treat for him and he literally savored every bite and declared it the perfect snack. So, there ya go: all the testimony you need. 😉 This is kid-friendly too; my boys loved it.
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.