Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
One day we decided to ignore the standard instructions for drop biscuits. The result? Best biscuits ever.
Why This Recipe Works
Unlike traditional biscuits, which call for cold fat to be carefully cut into flour before liquid is added, drop biscuits are simply stirred together, dropped onto the baking sheet, and baked. But too often they lack the texture produced when the bits of cold butter melt and create steam—thus a flaky biscuit. To get the best of both worlds, we discovered that when we stirred together hot melted butter and cold buttermilk before incorporating the dry ingredients, the butter clumped up, producing just the texture we were after. Voilà—light, fluffy, and easy stir-and-drop biscuits.