Cheddar and Stilton Drop Biscuits

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

These biscuits have a crisp crust and tender texture, despite requiring no kneading, rolling or cutting. If you like blue cheese, you will enjoy these biscuits.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position 1 rack in bottom third and 1 rack in top third of oven and preheat to 400°F
  2. Butter and flour 2 large baking sheets.
  3. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend well.
  4. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. Add both cheeses; rub in with fingertips until cheeses are reduced to small pieces.
  6. Blend buttermilk and egg in small bowl.
  7. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until dough is evenly moistened.
  8. Using 1/3 cup dough for each biscuit, drop 6 mounds onto each prepared sheet, spacing 2 to 3 inches apart.
  9. Bake biscuits 10 minutes.
  10. Reverse positions of sheets. Bake biscuits until golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 10 minutes longer.
  11. Place biscuits in basket; serve warm.
Most Helpful

I found as I was making these that I had no cream of tartar so I substituted an equal amount of baking soda (since I really had no idea how to fix it). I also decided to mix the dough up in the food processor since I am basically lazy. Made improperly, the flavor was pretty good but they were far too crumbly. I think they might be really good as the base for a breakfast cheese biscuit sandwich (heated with melted cheddar in the middle).

5 5

Ooooh boy, these are delicious biscuits. Easy to make, too. I love Stilton cheese. So glad to have tried this recipe, thanks for posting.