Easy Drop Biscuits that are made for gravy…

 biscuit Prep: 15 m

Cook: 15 m

Ready In: 30 m

Preheat: 450 degrees

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter (prefered unsalted)
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Wait until oven reaches temperature before mixing wet and dry ingredients.
  3. Coat a cast iron skillet with unsalted butter .
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt.
  5. Gentle ensure all dry ingredients are mixed well.  If you are a  stickler for details, use a flour sifter a few times.
  6. Stir in butter and milk just until moistened. Drop a 1/4 cup measuring spoon full of batter in the skillet.  Another stickler for details, Do not compress in measuring spoon, scoop gently to preserve bubbles. 
  7. Bake in preheated oven until golden on the edges, about 8 to 12 minutes. Serve warm.

This is for my biscuit and gravy dish, they are  bit more robust to be a bit more filling and a bit less salty because most gravies have a breakfast sausage added to them.  Thus, the gravy brings  salt to the party too…  If you plan to eat the biscuits on their own I would consider adding a bit more salt to taste or substitute butter to a salted butter instead.

A side note on the chemistry

Using Baking Powder Correctly

The chemical reaction that produces the carbon dioxide bubbles occurs immediately upon adding water, milk, eggs or another water-based liquid ingredient. Because of this, it’s important to cook the recipe right away, before the bubbles disappear.