Drop Biscuits

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

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups cold whole milk, divided

Directions

  • 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 ¼ cup) 2" apart on prepared pan. Set aside to rest 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush remaining milk generously onto biscuits, then bake 15–20 minutes, until golden brown. Turn pan halfway through baking to promote even browning.