Easy Drop Biscuits that are made for gravy…
|Prep: 15 m
Cook: 15 m
Ready In: 30 m
Preheat: 450 degrees
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter (prefered unsalted)
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Wait until oven reaches temperature before mixing wet and dry ingredients.
- Coat a cast iron skillet with unsalted butter .
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt.
- Gentle ensure all dry ingredients are mixed well. If you are a stickler for details, use a flour sifter a few times.
- 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.
- 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.