Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Delicious drop biscuits that are great for brunch or dinner. Leftovers can be diced and baked as crutons. The whole wheat flour gives it a nice texture. I got this recipe from one of my favorite Canadian author/teacher, Bonnie Stern.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Stir together well.
  2. Cut butter or margarine into flour mixture. Stir in grated cheese.
  3. Pour buttermilk over flour mixture and stir until a rough batter is formed.
  4. Drop batter in 16 mounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated 425 oven for 12 - 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Variation: Cheddar cheese or smoked mozzarella cheese can be used instead of the Asiago.
  6. Herbed Asiago Biscuits: to the flour mixture, add 21 T chopped fresh herbs (eg: rosemary, thyme or sage) or 1 tsp spices (eg: pepper or crushed cumin, caraway or fennel seed).
Most Helpful

Abby these bikkies are really yummy! They have a lovely mild cheese flavour and are very flaky. I liked the fact that they use whole grain flour (I used whole spelt) and are super easy to make. I left out the sugar and made half the recipe which yielded 7 chunky bikkies. The taste and texture were great, but my bikkies needed a much longer baking time to firm up in the centre. Close to 30 min. The wait in the end was all worth it, but next time I might reduce the liquid a tad. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this nice recipe here with us! Made and reviewed for Glorious Cheese-a tag game in the TOTM Forum June 2010.

Lalaloula June 07, 2010

These were very good and light and went great with my beef and red wine stew. However, I would recommend adding a teaspoon of salt and perhaps cutting the sugar to one T. Maybe because I used unsalted butter but I definitely felt it needed salt

BrokenAnkle December 07, 2009