Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Recipe by Misa3446
READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 7 biscuits




  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients together.
  • Make sure you are using cold butter or shortening, and cut into the dry mixture with a pastry blender, fork or knife method. The mixture will have a coarse crumb consistency when you are ready for the next step.
  • Pour in the buttermilk, and stir just until everything is blended. Take care not to overmix.
  • Drop Biscuit Pan method: If you have a drop biscuit pan, spoon in the dough into each well, filling it pretty full. I used a 7 well cast-iron pan. If you don't have a pan - see the next step.
  • Skillet or Griddle method: Mound the dough into about 7 biscuits onto your griddle or in your skillet. (Make sure these are oven-proof!).
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Variations: For parsley biscuits, add 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley. For a garden vegetable biscuit, add 2 tablepoons finely grated carrots, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley, and 1 tablespoon of finely chopped green onion.