Earlier this week, I made these biscuits. And- Wow- they were yummy. In the words of my daughter (age 8)…”Those biscuits were AWESOME!”.
We ate every crumb! I used to make a similar recipe to these in the past, but it used a packaged biscuit mix, parsley, and more butter. So, I played with it a bit- and this homemade version was created!
A simple drop biscuit is the foundation. Now, first of all- if you don’t know the difference of a drop biscuit and a traditional biscuit, here it is: most biscuits are slightly kneaded, rolled and cut out. But Drop biscuits are mixed together, and then simply “dropped” by the spoonful on the baking sheet. (funny story: when I was little, my mom made drop biscuits for dinner….when she took them out of the oven, the pan slipped out of her hand and to the floor! We still chuckle that she “dropped” the “drop” biscuits!)
But more than a difference in preparation- Drop Biscuits also bake into a biscuit with a wonderfully crispy top and bottom, while remaining soft and tender inside.
So- add to the wonderful taste and texture of the Drop Biscuit, the flavors of garlic, chives, and cheddar cheese! Then on top, you brush on melted garlic butter. This creates a savory and flavorful biscuit that will knock your socks off! I bet your family will eat every crumb, too!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. chives
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup milk
Brush on Top:
- 2 tbs. butter
- 1/8 tsp garlic
I used my food processor to mix the dough up, but you definitely can use a mixing bowl and your own arm-power to mix ’em up!
Mix the dry ingredients together (except the cheese.)
Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or give the food processor a few pulses. You want the mixture to look like fine crumbs
Add in the milk- but don’t over-mix! Just enough to combine it and get a soft dough.
Pour in the cheese and stir just enough to get it mixed in a bit.
Now “Drop” the biscuits by large spoon-fulls onto an ungreased baking sheet. (that’s important- by leaving the pan ungreased, you get that yummy crispy bottom)
In a small bowl, melt the 2 Tbs. butter and stir in the garlic powder
Brush this onto each biscuit.
Bake @ 450 for 8-10 minutes- until the tops are starting to turn golden
and then- INDULGE!