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Fluffy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on time 7 mins
Total time 21 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1 biscuit)
When the warm butter meets the cold buttermilk, it will begin to form clumps--little droplets of fat throughout the liquid--a sign of success. The pockets ensure even distribution of fat throughout the batter, creating a lighter biscuit with less butter.

Ingredients

  • 5.6 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3.6 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups very cold fat-free buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 18.3 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 305 mg
  • calcium 82 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to combine.

  3. Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until completely melted. Add cold buttermilk, stirring until butter forms small clumps. Add oil, stirring to combine.

  4. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir with a rubber spatula until just incorporated (do not overmix) and batter pulls away from sides of bowl. (Batter will be very wet.)

  5. Drop batter in mounds of 2 heaping tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 450° for 11 minutes or until golden. Cool 3 minutes; serve warm.

Cook's Notes

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