AM Herb Biscuits with Maple Butter
The Biscuits: In a cold mixing bowl, combine flour with herbs, pepper and sugar.
With a box grater, cut butter into the mixing bowl and lightly toss with dry ingredients until evenly distributed.
Measure out buttermilk and drizzle over flour/butter mixture.
With a spatula, lightly fold in buttermilk until evenly distributed. The dough will be incorporated and wet, but liquid should be absorbed.
Remove dough onto a flat cold surface that is sprinkled with flour. Lightly fold the dough, but do not over work it to assure a flakey biscuit.
Fold the dough and roll 3 to 5 times, (no more) to a sheet about 1 1/2 inches tall. Cut out biscuits to desired size 12 large or 24-30 minis.
Place biscuits close together on a sheet tray as this will help with consistent rising. Brush melted butter on top of biscuits.
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden. Serve warm.
The Butter: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or mixer. Chill until ready to serve.