I was looking for a quick bread recipe to serve with our skirt steak last weekend. I stumbled upon this recipe form Serious Eats. They claimed it was the best drop biscuit recipe ever. I am never one to back away from a challenge, so I gave them a try! These were really good and super quick to make. You can really taste the buttermilk. They were soft and tender. You can add some cheese and/or garlic to make these even better. These will be going into the rotation!
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup cold buttermilk
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
Preheat oven to 475.
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk and melted butter in a medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of the bowl. Using a large cookie scoop (3 Tbsp), scoop and drop biscuits onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 12 to 14 minutes. Brush with additional butter if desired.