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Drop biscuits plated and ready to enjoy with butter

Best Drop Biscuits

Chef Adriana Martin
Join the baking season, making the best drop biscuits a no-fail homemade biscuits recipe. This recipe has all-purpose flour, butter, and buttermilk as main ingredients.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer or Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 biscuits
Calories 333 kcal


  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sifter
  • Mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Pastry cutter
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Brush


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 240 grams of sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 14 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick or 113 grams of cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk 175-240 ml of buttermilk. Can be replaced with cold milk


  • Before starting to preheat the oven to 400°F. Sift the flour using a colander or a sifting device. Add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and the baking powder and whisk.
  • Add the cold butter pieces to the dry ingredients and using a fork or a pastry cutter start incorporating the unsalted butter to the flour. Take your time and make sure all ingredients mix together. You will know this has happened when the flour looks like sand.
  • Until then add the buttermilk little by little. Start with 3/4 of a cup and mix using a wooden spoon. Then add a little bit more of the buttermilk and continue stirring. The batter has to be wet and not dry. It will look lumpy but that is fine.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a scoop or a cup start measuring the amount of batter per biscuit and drop. This recipe results in six medium size biscuits.
  • Cook the biscuits inside the oven for 20-30 minutes at 400°F until golden brown. Melt some butter (1/2 stick) and brush each biscuit. If you have leftovers, store the biscuits in a tin or a plastic container with a lid when cold. They will last 2-3 days fresh. Reheat in the oven or the microwave.



Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 588IUCalcium: 178mgIron: 2mg
Keyword biscuits, bread, butter
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