October 18, 2013

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?  I hope someone has something more exciting planned then I do.  We're going to do the soccer game thing, then veg the rest of the weekend. No matter what your plans are you have to eat breakfast right?

Am I the only one who can't make good biscuits when you have to roll them out and cut them? They never seem to get tall and fluffy for me.  I don't get it.  I had great success with these drop biscuits however so these will become my go to biscuit until I figure out the other kind.

Light and flaky texture, excellent buttermilk biscuit flavor.  They were really easy to put together.  I used my hands to put the dough into a ball and then just pulled off pieces and put them on the baking sheet.  Super simple.  The outside was a beautiful crispy golden brown and the inside was moist and flaky.  Perfect!

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Recipe from Epicurious

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, very cold cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk (cold)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425º
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  4. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut in the very cold butter until the mixture resembles a wet sand.
  5. Incorporate the buttermilk while stirring the flour, only stir until a dough forms.
  6. Use your hands to gather the dough into a ball, work quickly so the dough stays cold.
  7. You can use a measuring cup or your hands to pull off pieces of dough and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

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