Fluffy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Lindsey Lower

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.

Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 biscuit)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 7 Minutes
Total: 21 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 133
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 305mg
  • Calcium: 82mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Note:

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