Drop Biscuits

These free-form biscuits are crispy on the outside, light on the inside, and are quick and easy to make.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 3⁄4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cold whole milk, divided


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until it is broken down into pea-sized pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour in 1 cup milk. Using a fork, blend the flour and milk until the dough just comes together.
  • Drop biscuits by heaping spoonfuls (about 1⁄4 cup) 2 inches apart on prepared pan. Set aside to rest 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush remaining milk generously onto biscuits, then bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.