Fluffy Drop Biscuits

Fluffy Drop Biscuits – the easiest biscuits and super fluffy!

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I hope you are not tired of the fluffy stuff that recently has been appearing here on Crunchy Creamy Sweet. But who likes dense and tough breads and rolls, right?

Not me! Fluffy and soft is what I like.

After the glorious brioche buns based on a yeast dough, I bring you easy-peasy recipe for drop biscuits that you can whip up in under 30 minutes. Just in time for dinner! This is my all-time favorite drop biscuit recipe and I have been using it for a long time. The only thing I changed recently is the lemon juice trick! Remember from the post about fluffy whole wheat pancakes? The lemon juice activates the soda just before baking and helps create the ultimate fluffy biscuits.

I used mine as a quick breakfast. Spread some butter and sprinkle with freshly snipped green onions. I loooove green onions!

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Look at the fluffiness!

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The other secret to great biscuits is chilled butter. You may find it quite tricky to cut it in quickly before it warms up to room temperature. So here it the trick: instead of cutting it in pieces and then chilling, you grab a chilled stick of butter straight from the refrigerator and grate it using the large holes side on your grater. It will stay cold and it’s much easier to cut it into the dry ingredients.

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Just like with the fluffy pancakes recipe, add lemon juice as the last ingredients and stir the dough two to three times. Drop on parchment paper or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet and pop into the oven for 18 to 20 minutes.

Variations:

1. Whole What Drop Biscuits: I made a batch with whole wheat flour and they were as fluffy and scrumptious as the regular version. To make whole wheat drop biscuits, replace 1 cup of all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour. Proceed with the recipe below.

2. Italian Herbs Drop Biscuits: add 2 tsp of Italian seasoning to the dry ingredients before cutting in the butter.

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3. Cheesy Drop Biscuits: sprinkle 1 tsp of grated cheese over the top of each biscuit in the last 5 minutes of baking.

4. Corn Drop Biscuits: add 1/4 cup of whole kernel corn (the can kind) to the dough right after cutting in the butter.

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Fluffy Drop Biscuits - the easiest and the best drop biscuits and it all comes together in under 30 minutes! Recipe: CrunchyCreamySweet.com original
Serves: 14 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 c all-purpose flour (see note on whole wheat version)
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled
  • ½ c milk, cold
  • 1 large egg, well-beaten
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small measuring cup beat well the egg.
  5. Grab butter and milk from the fridge.
  6. Pour ½ c of milk to the cup with egg and stir well. (No need to look for another measuring cup; the beaten egg should measure about ¼ c so pour enough milk to make ¾ c liquid.)
  7. Grate the butter straight over the dry ingredients. Cut in with pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  8. Add the egg and milk mixture and stir until all is moistened.
  9. Drizzle the lemon juice over the dough and give it a few stirs.
  10. Drop the dough onto prepared baking sheet by heaping tablespoons.
  11. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits just start to brown on top.
  12. Cool on the sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack or cutting board to cool completely.
Notes
!Variations:
!1. Whole What Drop Biscuits: I made a batch with whole wheat flour and they were as fluffy and scrumptious as the regular version. To make whole wheat drop biscuits, replace 1 cup of all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour. Proceed with the recipe below.
!2. Italian Herbs Drop Biscuits: add 2 tsp of Italian seasoning to the dry ingredients before cutting in the butter.
!3. Cheesy Drop Biscuits: sprinkle 1 tsp of grated cheese over the top of each biscuit in the last 5 minutes of baking.
!4. Corn Drop Biscuits: add ¼ cup of whole kernel corn (the can kind) to the dough right after cutting in the butter.

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What are you waiting for? You know you want a fluffy biscuit with your dinner tonight! icon smile Fluffy Drop Biscuits

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Have a fabulous weekend!

Chocolate dessert coming on Monday!

xoxo,

Anna

Comments

  1. Jennie @themessybakerblog says

    I love drop biscuits. They’re so muc easier than fussing with a rolling pin. These look so tender. Yum!

  2. Nicole says

    Grated cold butter works like a dream in biscuits! And this recipe is dying for a bowl of chili.

  3. Nancy says

    Who in the world doesn’t like fluffy?! I’ll gladly take it off their hands if you find them. These biscuits look so light ‘n soft. Me ‘n biscuits, we’re not good friends, but I’m working on it. The last batch I made were embarrassingly bad (think hockey pucks) so I’m definitely going to give these a try.

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      It used to be the same for me with the cut-out biscuits but I found a way to work it! I will be sharing soon! Thanks, Nancy!

  4. curryandcomfort says

    Okay… I don’t bake… but I think I got a little too excited with that grated chilled butter. What a fantastic idea. :) Okay.. the brioche scared me a bit on the difficulty meter… but this I can do. :) Yay!!

  5. ecausley says

    This recipe is not complete. Instructions stop mid sentence at #13. What do you do with the other 1/2 cup of milk?

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Hi Ecausley! Looks like step nr.8 doubled… There is only one 1/2 cup of milk in the recipe. It’s all fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out!

  6. Meghan says

    How could anyone ever get tired of fluffy?! These look amazing & I love all the variations! The brioche buns you just posted are beautiful, too!

  7. Anita at Hungry Couple says

    Oh, I could never get tired of fluffy, delicious looking biscuits!

  8. Jessica says

    I have to admit, I still read the milk as 1 full cup…looks like you forgot to add the “2.” I spent at least a full minute trying to find where the other half cup went. ;)

    I only had whole wheat flour in the house and used only 1 2/3 or so cups instead of a full 2. I also only had white vinegar instead of lemon juice, but the results were buttery and fluffy. Probably, because of the density of the whole wheat, it could have used just a bit more liquid (the batter was quite sticky) but they baked up wonderfully and the 4 year old loves them. Thanks for posting this, the recipe is printed out and stuck to the fridge where I think it is going to live for quite a while.

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Hi Jessica! Oh my… I was going to update the recipe… Thank you for reminding me! I am so glad you tried these biscuits. My kids love them too! You can always use vinegar instead of lemon juice. It will have the same effect. When it comes to whole wheat flour, you are right. It absorbs liquid and it makes the batter thicker and stickier. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know you guys enjoy the biscuits!