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These Easy Drop Biscuits are not only scrumptious but they only require only 3 simple ingredients to make. They're the perfect no-fuss biscuit to prepare when you're in a hurry as these drop biscuits skip the rolling and cutting that's typically required to divide the dough.
Easy Drop Biscuits Using Self-Rising Flour
As a girl, I learned how to make biscuits from my Mom and Grandma's. Southern buttermilk Biscuits were the house bread of choice and it wouldn't have been out of the ordinary for them to be served at any meal. Notably, they were most common at breakfast. Whether served smothered with rich sausage gravy, slathered with butter or homemade preserves a homemade buttermilk drop biscuit just makes the meal. Now that I have a family of my own, the homemade biscuit-making tradition has continued. For me, the smiles and the "oohs" and "aahs" just never get old.
How to Make Easy Drop Biscuits
September has been declared National Biscuit Month and even though we enjoy homemade biscuits on a regular basis, this is one celebration I would never miss. I believe that making the best homemade biscuit starts with the flour, so my flour of choice is White Lily. White Lily Flour is a trusted brand and one my pantry is never without.
- What's the difference between self-rising flour and all purpose flour? Self-rising flour already has leavening and salt included. Specifically baking powder is already in the flour making it unnecessary to add more.
- How do I make my own self rising flour? To each cup of all purpose flour add 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt then proceed with the recipe as written.
- Can I make my own buttermilk? Absolutely, you can in a pinch. To each cup of whole milk add 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Let the milk stand on the counter for 5 minutes or so, then stir and continue with the recipe as written. For the amount of milk called for in this recipe, use 2 teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice to make your own.
- Other Southern biscuits recipes to add to the menu: Easy Cream Biscuits recipe that uses self-rising flour, Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuits, 7 Up Drop Biscuits that use Bisquick in place of flour and classic Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits.
- Another biscuit recipe you may enjoy making are these Asiago Herb Biscuits from 365 Days of Baking and more.
Original recipe here on White Lily
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Easy Drop Biscuits
- 2 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached Self-Rising Flour
- ¼ cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening OR cold butter cubed
- ⅔ to ¾ cups milk or buttermilk plus additional as needed
- Preheat the oven to 500°F. Coat a baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.
- Measure flour in a large bowl. Cut in shortening or butter using a pastry blender or 2 knives until crumbs are the size of peas.
- Blend in just enough milk with a fork until the dough leaves sides of bowl. If needed, add more milk to form soft dough.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Serve immediately with sausage gravy, butter, honey or jam.