It’s probably not reasonable for me to equate my general ability to excel at life with the ability to make a fluffy, fresh batch of biscuits faster than you can say “pass the butter!” but now that I have this recipe for Easy Drop Biscuits in my arsenal, I’m beginning to wonder if there really is anything I can’t do.
A good biscuit is like a good pie crust in exactly one important way: it feels pretty fabulous to be able to make a good one. You take a bite, the flaky layers melt in your mouth, and you think I DID THAT. Sing my praises, pass me another. Please, thank you, bye.
Sure, there are other similarities. You have to keep the butter cold; some ingredients overlap. Since the cold part is the refrigerator’s job and most baking recipes use the same ingredients that these two do, however, I think we can call those a gimme.
What I want to talk about now is where the similarities end.
You see, unlike pie dough, making an amazing batch of homemade drop biscuits doesn’t require grandma-level expertise, additional hours of refrigeration, counter-flouring, rolling, trimming, shaping, or (if your dough goes anything like mine) four-letter words.
Unless the word you are referring to is MMMM, in which case that terminology certainly applies to these Easy Drop Biscuits!
Biscuits are a no-frills, homey item that, despite (or perhaps because of) their simplicity, will forever and always delight me when they appear on my plate. Imagine being at a restaurant and instead of the standard bread basket, your server sets a warm, steaming basket of biscuits at your table. JACKPOT.
Thanks to this Easy Drop Biscuits recipe, you can bring that same sense of surprise and delight to any meal. They’re ready in about 30 minutes and require zero refrigerating or shaping. You can add yummy additions like cheese and herbs if you are feeling fancy or enjoy them in their perfect simplicity. (more…)