Drop biscuits are very quick to bake because you skip rolling out the dough and cutting it into biscuits. This recipe is great for times when you want a batch of hot biscuits to serve along with soup or stew. While these biscuits are quick and easy the texture is light and they are just as tasty as the best rolled biscuit.
Quick breads should be just that, quick. This recipe can be baked shortly before you are ready to set dinner on the table. The recipe is perfect for times when you have run out of bread and milk.
This recipe will make 8 large biscuits.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 4 tablespoons of dry milk powder
- 3 tablespoons of melted butter or cooking oil
- 1 cup of cold water
Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F and have a baking sheet or pan ready. If the pan is not nonstick use pan release or butter the pan.
Fluff the flour in the container. Dip the measuring cup in and level with a knife. Measure the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the other dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour in the water and melted butter or cooking oil. Mix well until the mixture forms a mass of dough. It will not clean the bowl as rolled dough will. All the liquids should be absorbed. Place ¼ cup mounds of dough on the baking sheet or pan. They should be about ½ of an inch apart.
Bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. Serve hot with butter, jams, honey, jellies or slices of cheese.
You can spread the dough in a greased or buttered rectangular cake pan and cut into squares when done. Bake a little longer.
Raisins or other dried fruits can be mixed into the dry ingredients along with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg. Increase the amount of sugar in the dough.
½ cup of shredded cheese can be mixed into the dry ingredients along with ½ teaspoon of dry mustard or other seasonings.
The tops can be brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking.
Smaller spoonfuls of dough can rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. Add some nutmeg to the dough and they will taste almost like doughnut holes.