There’s nothing that compares to the aroma of early morning biscuits baking in the oven (OK, maybe coffee). Especially when their easy drop biscuits that take you back to grandma’s kitchen.
One early morning our family decided biscuits and gravy sounded good for breakfast. I’d never made biscuits from scratch before, so I hit the internets to find an easy homemade recipe.
This was my recipe find: Homemade Drop Biscuits by Emilie over at findingzest.com. They turned out amazing and had a wonderful sweet flavor.
Here is Emilie’s ingredient list and cooking instructions. As you can see, these are quick and simple. The mix literally took me less than 5 minutes to put together! It was exactly what we needed for our sudden breakfast decision.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar (depending upon how sweet you like them)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 cup milk (whole milk preferred)
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Add melted butter and milk. Stir just until moistened.
Immediately drop by heaping tablespoons (15 biscuits) onto lightly greased or parchment paper/silicone baking sheet lined large cookie sheet.
Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.
Emilie mentioned a very important tip, and being new to the whole biscuit cooking scene, I took in as much help as possible.
Emilie’s tip: It is important to work fast. The sooner you get them into the oven after you mix the wet ingredients in with the dry, the better the taste!
I placed the biscuits evenly across my cookie sheet, but I’m kind of wondering what might have happened had I placed them closer together. Would they have been easy to pull apart? I find a comforting feeling as I pull biscuits apart and see the warm fresh aromas escape. Maybe something I test out the next go around.
Cooking in oven
Something I noticed during the baking, my biscuits were cooking pretty fast on the bottoms. Possibly because of my using a dark cookie sheet, or my oven runs a little more hot than average. Keep a close eye your biscuits, because not only were they easy, but they cook fast!
Enjoy! Now go get messy in your kitchen.