Drop Butter Biscuits
Apparently, September is National Biscuit Month. A staple in African American homes for generations no matter the month, even when you don’t have eggs, Drop Butter Biscuits are a quick baked treat you can enjoy in just a few minutes.
At almost 60 years of age I still think of biscuit making as too much work because that is what my mother used to say to me when I was growing up. Disregard the fact her mother made biscuits almost everyday. Or the outrageous notion that my 8 year old mother or her 10 year old sister, Aunt Irma might be tasked with killing a chicken, gutting it and then frying it up for noon day dinner. It was too much work. Post traumatic stress disorder transcends generations.
Drop Butter Biscuits
2 Cups Flour ( I used a combination of white flour, whole wheat flour and ground rolled oats)
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
3 teaspoons Salt (I like Real Salt)
1/4 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Milk
Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles corn meal (I use my fingers). Add milk and stir until dough forms a ball and leaves the sides of the bowl. Lightly flour the ball and drop onto non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 4 large or 6 medium size biscuits. Slather the Drop Butter Biscuits while they’re hot with more butter and a healthy dollop of Black Strap Molasses or some Strawberry Cardamom Sauce for a new millennia makeover.
11 thoughts on “Drop Butter Biscuits”
Drop biscuits are my favorite childhood recipe, but somehow you’ve managed to make them so much tastier.
I love a good biscuit recipe and this is great! I needed a quick side for my pasta and found this drop biscuit recipe. I like how quick these biscuits were to make and they came out fabulous! Thanks for the recipe
These are my new favorite biscuits recipe. I had this with some butter and grape jelly and they were so so good!
I haven’t had drop butter biscuits in so long and these biscuits were perfect. Super quick and easy recipe, which I loved. I paired mine with strawberry jam. Delicious.
These were quick and easy to make. Enjoyed with strawberry preserves!
I really really enjoyed the flavor of the strawberry preserves! Overall the biscuits were extremely yummy and I will make them again and again!
I loved this recipe so much and the flavor of the strawberry preserves stood of most for me!
I love the stories you include with your posts. These biscuits were absolutely delicious and worth the work!
So glad you enjoyed them Jessica!
These biscuits were so delicious and moist. I served them with strawberry preserve as you suggested and they were so good!