Biscuits rule. You can not dispute it. Here is my drop biscuit recipe.
I love biscuits. I love them so much and they are great for many reasons. Here are two in particular. They are mind blowingly good when done well, and they are STUPID EASY to do well. Just a little practice, and you will have the trick of it. Here is a simple biscuit recipe that I love.
- •Get your stuff.You need a couple tools, but again, nothing that you don't probably already have. Food processor, mixing bowl, spoon, large ice cream scoop, flour, butter, salt and baking powder and milk or buttermilk. I am actually making this batch with some home cultured Kefir. This is also the time you want to preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- •Measure your dry ingredientsMeasure 2 cups of flour leveled and packed, 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of salt (I have opted to use some Hawaiian alea Red Sea salt for fun), and 1/2 cup of COLD butter that is diced up. When you have it all measured, put it all in the food processor.
- •BLEND THAT MOTHER!!!!Run the food processor until the butter is well broken up and it all looks like sand. If you don't have a food processor, you can break up the cold butter chunks with your fingers. Just break them up into pieces as small as you can manage.
- •Mix in the dairyYou want to slowly add and stir in the milk or buttermilk or Kefir as I have chosen to use. Only add it until the biscuit dough looks kind of like cottage cheese. That's when you know you have it where you want it. I have found 1 cup to be a perfect amount.
- •Scoop those puppiesI like to use a 1/2 cup or 4 oz scoop for a couple reasons. And not all of them are biscuit related. Such as I like big scoops of ice cream, and I find absurdly large melon balls amusing. But in this instance, I like this size scoop because it is the size biscuit I like. I like big biscuits, and I can not lie. You other brothers can't deny. Ect. Ect. Ect.
- •OVEN TIMEThe biscuits belong in the oven. It is their home. It is the place that will shape their future. Send them home. It is what they want. Leave them in the 450 degree oven for 18 minutes. If you use a smaller scoop, then less time would be required.
- •Scope out those puppiesWhen they are GOLDEN brown, take them out. They will be a little unevenly shaped, but that's cool. They are the beautiful snow flakes of the biscuit world. Every one unique and special.
- •You put in the work, now get yoursThat was a lot of work (no it wasn't. It was super easy) and you deserve to enjoy this. Revel in it. Eat it up. Literally. It will be the best. I couldn't even wait to take the picture. I had to, HAD TO, take a bite.