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Monday, May 9, 2016

Baked Kentucky Ham with Biscuits

Now you have to admit, that is a gorgeous platter of Southern goodness right there. For our Kentucky Derby party, I served these along with a fig chutney, a green pepper jelly and different compound butters. They were a huge hit.

I purchased a 6 pound bone-in Kentucky ham. It was already fully cooked, so all that was needed there was to slowly heat it to the perfect internal temperature of 140 degrees. At 325 degrees it took about two hours to reach that temperature. I let it rest for about 20 minutes and then sliced it for serving.

Here's the recipe for the biscuits! You can bake these in a muffin tin or a cast iron biscuit pan. I like the texture the cast iron gives to the bottoms and sides of the biscuits.

1 stick of butter, softened
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
1 cup buttermilk (may need up to a 1/4 cup more for correct consistency)

a dash of salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a medium bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Slowly add buttermilk and stir to combine all ingredients. Lightly grease muffin tins and divide dough evenly in the sections. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.

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