Sticky Biscuits

From Chef Matthew Krenz at The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel

This riff on a mini-cinnamon roll will not disappoint.

Biscuit Dough:

4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup butter

1 ½ cups buttermilk

Cinnamon Roll Filling:

1 ¼ cups brown sugar

¾ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup honey

4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped country ham

Goat Cheese Icing:

½ cup goat cheese

¼ cup heavy cream

Fresh herbs (optional)

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into ½-inch cubes. Mix on low speed with a mixer until the flour is a coarse “cornmeal” texture. Add buttermilk until mixture is moistened throughout. Transfer dough onto a floured workspace, and knead until smooth. Roll dough to a rectangle of ¼- to ½-inch thickness.

Combine all ingredients in the Cinnamon Roll Filling in a bowl. Sprinkle the Cinnamon Roll Filling evenly over the biscuit dough. Top with country ham.

Beginning at one long side of dough, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal. Cut dough into 2-inch slices. Arrange slices, cut side up, in a greased cupcake/mini-muffin pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes or until done. Whisk together goat cheese and heavy cream to make icing. Remove biscuits from pan; drizzle with Goat Cheese Icing. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve warm.

Yield: 8 to 10 biscuits

Note: In the restaurant, Chef Krenz uses Benton’s 14-month aged country ham. You can use country ham pieces from the flat packages in the supermarket and chop it.