Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3-2-1 Drop Biscuits + Cheddar and Buttermilk Variations

3-2-1 Drop Biscuits
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening using your fingers until pieces are no larger than a pea. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk. Using a rubber spatula, fold the milk and cheese into the dry ingredients; use as few strokes as possible. The less you stir the dough, the more tender your biscuits will be.
Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop up a 1/4-cup portion of dough and drop it onto a parchment or silpat-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all dough has been used. (You should get about a dozen biscuits from this recipe.) Be sure to leave an inch or so between each biscuit, but don't be too particular about their shape -- drop biscuits are supposed to be rustic. Bake for 15 minutes or until the craggy edges are brown and crispy.

To make Cheddar 3-2-1 Drop Biscuits add one cup of shredded cheddar to the dry ingredients.
To make Buttermilk 3-2-1 Drop Biscuits substitute 1 1/4 cups buttermilk for the whole milk 

3 comments:

  1. Hey J, I will test these for ya, love cheddar biscuits! -Angie

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  2. Hey J, made these last night & they are sooo delish!!! Very easy to put together, in less than 5 mins & they baked up in no time. Anyone should be able to make these & love them. I did add the cheese & next time will add some garlic powder too (another great flavor opt). I actually tried something not so vegetarian but it's an option for those who want to play with flavor combinations. I greased my cookie sheet with bacon grease so they had a nice smoky flavor to them but of course, regular butter would work great too. I had to cut the recipe in half due to the fact that when I went to the fridge I discovered I only had 1/2 cup of whole milk but everything came out just fine. I will definitely make these again & play with the endless flavor combinations. Hope this helps!!!

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