Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

I fell in love with Biscuits (not cookies, not scones) during my six years in Texas – with gravy, of course. I still remember Tanglewood Farms in Waco, off the I-35 with much fondness for their epic breakfasts plates, which often included, Biscuits & Gravy.  Poking around Google, I see they shut their doors more than 2 decades ago.

After I returned to Singapore in 1991, I did not have the opportunity to think about biscuits until more than 2 decades later. Older Daughter came back all excited having eaten a biscuit at Popeye’s. Since she loves them so much, we decided to attempt a version of our own.

Older Daughter prefers hers as an accompaniment to Savouries; I like mine sweet – here with Greek yogurt & homemade raspberry jam. How about you: sweet or savoury?

Sharing now our version, cobbled together from various recipes we found online for “Popeye’s Copycat Biscuits”. Our big addition is to make a honey glaze for our biscuits, which apparently only “Church’s Copycat Biscuits” feature.


  • 250g flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 115g butter
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk (I substitute with 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, and enough milk to make up the quantity; stand the mixture for about 5 minutes before use)
  • 1/4 cup milk

Honey Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder & baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. Slice cold butter into cubes into the flour mixture.
  4. Rub the butter into the flour using your finger tips until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  5. Add buttermilk. Stir with a spoon. Slowly add the milk until a coherent dough forms (you may not need to use all the milk. You don’t want the dough too wet.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick on a floured surface.
  7. Cut biscuits with a 3 inch biscuit cutter.
  8. Arrange on a lightly grease or parchment paper lined tray.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops begin to turn light brown.
  10. Remove from oven and cool for a while.
  11. Mix melter butter & honey together.
  12. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the butter-honey mixture.




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