Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drop Biscuits

Growing up my dad would often make drop biscuits for us for breakfast and we would spread butter mixed with honey over them. Scrumptious! I cannot even tell you how many I could eat in one sitting as a teenager. He always made them with Bisquick which is unfortunately not approved on the Feingold diet. So I make them from scratch and think they taste even better. Most of the time I make them with spelt flour which I think adds to the flavor but you can also use regular flour which would also give you a lighter color.


3 cups spelt or all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. With a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs.  Make well in the center of the mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.

Using large spoon, drop dough into 12 mounds onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet (if you do not have parchment paper then you can just grease the baking sheet).  Bake for 10 - 14 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet and serve warm. Don't forget the butter mixed with honey!

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