So I’ve made biscuits before. They were pretty good. I definitely made a couple mistakes that I have learned from, but I decided to try a new biscuit recipe.
Drop biscuits seemed like the perfect thing for me. No flouring counters, no rolling, no fuss. So I started a recipe on my own happy little way and let me tell you….this recipe was crazy. It was messed up.
I can NOT stand it when I start a recipe to later realize that the ingredients and directions are all out of wack. There were ingredients listed that were never put in the directions. Ingredients in the directions that were never listed on the ingredients list.
The serving size was totally off! It said it served two…so I figured, okay I’ll double this to serve me, my mom and my dad. Woah, big mistake. We ended up getting 16 biscuits. Now I like biscuits, but 15 is where I draw the line (kidding…kinda).
Anyways, here is my version of the drop biscuits. I hope you like them! Oh yeah, one last thing! They had “grated butter” listed on there. I actually did do this, but it is not totally necessary. What I did was pop the butter in the freezer for about 15 minutes to get it to harden a bit, then I used a regular grater and grated it down. It looks pretty funky, if you look at the picture below!
Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
(makes about 8 biscuits)
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (All-purpose will work fine as well)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold, grated butter (or you can just chop into very small pieces)
1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
2/3 cup milk (I used skim)
2 Tablespoons melted butter, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
- Add grated butter, cheese, thyme, parsley, red pepper flakes and mix until fine crumb. I used my hands here and just worked it out.
- Gradually add in milk until well combined, and the dough holds together. I used my hands here too. A mixer would work well, also.
- Drop dough by about the tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Lightly brush the biscuits with melted butter and baked for another 5-6 minutes. Enjoy!