The Best Drop Biscuits

These are probably the “Best Drop Biscuit” recipe ever, and are my family’s absolute favorite! They are so simple to make and do not even require kneading the dough like most biscuit recipes. My dad eats them with strawberry jam, and my husband, mom, and I like them with Wild Maine Blueberry Jam. This recipe comes from “Cooks Illustrated Magazine,” November 2007. 
Quick, easy, homemade and delicious. What more could you ask for? Enjoy!

Whisk together flour, baking soda, powder, salt and sugar. 
Combine buttermilk and melted butter.
Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients.
Drop biscuit onto parchment-lined baking sheet. 
Bake for 12-14 minutes in a 475 degree oven.

Drop Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp table salt
1 cup cold buttermilk
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (about 5 minutes), plus 2 tbsp melted butter for brushing biscuits

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 475 degrees.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl.
3. Combine buttermilk and 8 tbsp melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
4. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
5. Using greased 1/4 cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart.
6. Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes.
7. Brush biscuit tops with remaining 2 tbsp melted butter. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. (We omitted this step).

Yield: 12 biscuits

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