“Mom, why do you get to put all of that butter and honey on your biscuits and we only get a tiny bit?”
The question asked was fair enough. Buttermilk biscuits, fresh from the oven, are meant… they practically BEG for… melted butter honey goodness, but my kids don’t need to know that. They will be just fine with the little pat of butter and a slight drizzle of honey. No need to spoil them rotten at an early age by introducing them to an overload of honey and butter on top of a warm, delicious, flaky buttermilk biscuit.
My answer, one that I thought I’d never hear coming from my mouth, “Because I’m the Mom, that’s why.”
“That’s not fair!!” one little person exclaimed.
Out comes another phrase I used to roll my eyes whenever I heard it as a kid… “Well, honey, life is not fair.” Followed by, “Someday when you become a mom you can put as much honey and butter on your buttermilk biscuit as you want.”
To me a warm, fresh from the oven buttermilk biscuit slathered in butter and doused in sweet honey is one of life’s guilty pleasures. It’s one I first discovered from my mom, as she would savor every last bite of her biscuit. At our family table growing up, her biscuit even got a separate plate from the other breakfast food, just so the honey wouldn’t seep over into her bacon and eggs.
Go ahead and make this recipe, slather the biscuits up in some delicious butter and honey, and enjoy eating every last bite. In my world, it’s one of the best things about being a grown up!