Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Best Drop Biscuits

Best Drop Biscuits (Adapted from Cook's Illustrated)

For the biscuits
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup cold buttermilk
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

To brush the biscuits
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

To make the biscuits

Preheat oven to 475

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

In a medium bowl, add cold buttermilk and melted butter - mix together until butter forms small clumps. Pour mixture into the dry and stir just until combined.

Scoop out the mixture using a large cookie scoop (about 1/4 cup worth) and drop onto parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, about 12 to 14 minutes.

To finish the biscuits

When they come out of the oven, brush the tops with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Move the biscuits to a wire rack and cool about 5 minutes before serving. Transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 biscuits

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  1. I agree that these probably aren't THE BEST ever, but are so super quick and easy to throw together and quite I can see why they got their name!

  2. Jessica - I very much agree!

  3. I added some finely grated parmesan to the melted butter brushed on top of these puppies and it was to die for. They also really re-heated well in the microwave.


  4. MZ - Thanks for the feedback! We found they re-heated quite well too!

  5. You should try the scallion and cheddar drop biscuits from cook's illustrated