What makes the best biscuit recipe?
The best biscuit recipe is a marriage between a buttery-crunchy exterior and a fluffy-flavorful interior. This drop biscuit will yield you the best results when done correctly.
Let’s dive deeper into what makes this so good and the process of mastering your biscuit making skills.
What are the different types of biscuits? Which is the best biscuit recipe?
There are two main types of biscuits. The difference between the two are mostly in the technique of mixing and working the gluten in the flour. Each has its preferred use.
On one side, you have drop biscuits. These are barely worked and mixed just enough to combine into a dough, before scooping into portions, chilling and baking.
These biscuits are best for the dinner table or a snack in between meals.
On the other side, you have a folded dough. This method works the gluten and folds butter into layers, giving you a flaky biscuit. Check out these amazing flaky biscuits!
This biscuit recipe will show you how to make the best drop biscuits to wow your friends, family, and coworkers! Surprise them by creating these deliciously addicting biscuits.
What you will need
Smoked Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuit
- Baking Tray
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Smoked Mozzarella
- 1/2 Bunch Green Onions
- 1/4 Tbsp Black Pepper Ground
- 1/4 Cup Butter Cold and Cubed
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk Cold
- In a large bowl, mix together all of your dried ingredients. This includes the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, smoked cheese, scallions, and black pepper. Use a whisk to evenly mix the ingredients.
- Next, rub in the cold and cubed butter. Work the flour into the butter until there is no flour left uncoated. The consistency and feel of it should be completely changed into small and fluffy pellets of dough. Be careful not to overmix the dough. You want pea-sized chunks throughout your dough base.
- Following this, add the buttermilk and gently fold it with your hand. Fold the biscuit dough over itself until it has just combined.
- Scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop into 4 oz uniform domes.
- Gently place these on a greased baking tray. Spray the tops with butter and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. We want the butter within the biscuit dough to chill down before going in that hot oven!
- Bake these biscuits at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven). They will be ready when you gently press into them and the biscuit springs back to shape. When they come out of the oven, sprinkle with salt and finish with honey.
Having the best biscuit recipe can mean everything or nothing depending on how much attention you give to mixing the dough.
It can be rewarding or incredibly underwhelming. Use this recipe as a guide to master a simple mixing technique of rubbing in the butter into the flour.
You will be able to make scones, flaky pie crusts, and even struesel with this mixing method.
You can use these biscuits to bring to your next potluck, Friendsgiving, or holiday work party. Impress the people in your life by creating the best biscuits! I love serving these with the Blueberry jam recipe found here.
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