Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 12

The addition of heavy cream will guarantee moist biscuits every time. Brush warm biscuits with melted salted butter, and serve with Basil-Honey Butter

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate the frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Chill 10 minutes.

Step 2

Make a well in the center of the butter mixture. Add the heavy cream, and stir 10 times. Add the strawberries, and stir 5 times. (Dough will be loose and flaky.)

Step 3

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and gently knead 3 to 4 times. Lightly sprinkle flour over top of dough. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches). Starting at 1 short end, fold dough in half so short ends meet. Repeat rolling and folding procedure 4 more times.

Step 4

Roll the dough to 1-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on prepared baking sheet, rerolling dough scraps and flouring as needed.

Step 5

Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Brush warm biscuits with melted salted butter, and serve with Basil-Honey Butter.

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

October 12, 2016
These were a mess to make. 475 is too high. Next time I would try 425 for 15 minutes. Still, they were good! I agree with the other reviewer's suggestions. Chop the strawberries finely, and forget about rolling the dough out. I added a bit more heavy cream (1 T) to get the dough to come together. Grating the frozen butter was fun and pretty but I lost some it on the grater. I would try a pastry blender next time (with cold, not frozen butter). The best part of this recipe is the honey basil butter. Holy moly that stuff is amazing!!

Turn the oven down and don't try to roll this dough!

May 08, 2016
If you make the recipe following the instructions, you'll have a wet, gloopy mess on your hands and possibly a kitchen fire.  Forget trying to roll these out and turn the heat down!  Follow the recipe, making sure to chop the strawberries fairly small (I'd say "dice" is a better word).  Instead of rolling, pat them out in your hands and make drop biscuits.  Bake for about 14 min. at 450 or even 425.  475 turned the parchment paper brown and they were smoking after only 10 minutues.  All in all they tasted very good, but were not pretty.