Cocoa Buttermilk Breakfast Biscuits with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter.

On this fine Friday morning, I’d like to bring you breakfast in bed.

Breakfast – in the form of carby bread and um… chocolate! – should make up for the fact that I’ve been gallivanting on the sunny shores of Florida this entire week and have been somewhat MIA from this world of the internets. Blame the tequila.

I’ll even bring you a side of butter!

Like, butter that can be eaten with a spoon.

Oh yes, there IS that sort of thing.

Sound good?

You know how there are “those” people… who don’t really love super sweet chocolate stuff or pastries or desserts or whatever? Yeah yeah, you might be one of them, I KNOW. Buuuuut these are totally for them. Or you.

They are chocolatey enough to be chocolatey but not overly sweet that your teeth hurt for breakfast. And I guess you COULD eat them with dessert too, warm and soft and covered with ice cream or some kind of syrup and maybe even fruit.

Or you could just eat that butter for breakfast since that seems, uh… totally acceptable. And not weird at all.

Cocoa Buttermilk Breakfast Biscuits with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

[slightly adapted from my cranberry biscuits which were slightly adapted from bon appetit]

makes 12-15 biscuits

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) cold butter, cut into pieces

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder and soda, and whisk until combined. Using a fork, pastry blender or your hands, add butter pieces to the flour and mix until coarse little crumbles remain. Add buttermilk and vanilla, stirring with a spoon until just combined, not overmixing. Use your hands if needed to bring the dough together.

Use  1/4 cup measure to drop batter onto a nonstick baking sheet, or press dough on a sheet of parchment paper or cutting board, then using a biscuit cutter to shape the dough into rounds. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until biscuits are set and slightly golden on the edges. Serve immediately.


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Butter

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mash until combined!

Now can someone bring me butter? I mean breakfast?