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Country Ham Biscuits


4 cups flour, plus extra

3 tablespoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed

1½ cups low-fat buttermilk

¼ cup heavy cream


1 pound country ham, thinly sliced


  1. Make the biscuits: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse dry ingredients to combine. Add butter and pulse several more times until butter pieces are about the size of small peas. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add buttermilk, and stir with a fork (you can hold the fork stationary while spinning the bowl with your other hand) until a loose, shaggy dough begins to come together.
  2. Turn dough out onto a clean, floured surface and roll to 1-inch thick. Cut dough into thirds, stack pieces, and re-roll to 1-inch thick. Cut biscuits into 2-inch squares, transfer to baking sheet, and brush tops with heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until biscuits are a light golden brown.
  3. To assemble: When biscuits have cooled, halve and spread with mustard. Pile high with thinly sliced country ham and return tops to biscuits.
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