Virginia Ham Biscuits

Nothing accompanies a plate of scrambled eggs better than these hammy biscuits. Add a handful of cheese if you’re feeling really decadent.

Serves: 18Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1½ cups diced ham
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together flour, nutmeg, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces, then add ham.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and pour in wet ingredients. Using a fork, blend until dough just comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat out to 1" thickness. Cut into 2½" circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10–15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix together mustard and cream, and brush generously onto biscuits.
  • Bake for 15–20 minutes until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Recipe Information

Serves: 18

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1½ cups diced ham
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together flour, nutmeg, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces, then add ham.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and pour in wet ingredients. Using a fork, blend until dough just comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and fold dough over onto itself 6–8 times. (Be careful not to knead or overwork.) Pat out to 1" thickness. Cut into 2½" circles using a floured round cutter. Place biscuits 2" apart on prepared pan and set aside to rest 10–15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix together mustard and cream, and brush generously onto biscuits.
  • Bake for 15–20 minutes until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol560mg
Sodium290mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein5g