These delicious buttery, herb flavored drop biscuits with cheddar cheese, are a dense, delicious bread that is so complimentary to fish and thick soups. Plus, at under 30 minutes to make, this dinner portion of 8 biscuits is a quick from scratch homemade recipe that everyone will approve of!
What are Drop Biscuits?
Drop biscuits, unlike rolled biscuits, are simply brought together with flour, baking powder and a sour cream- making them a simple, basic biscuit that can be DROPPED onto a sheet pan to enjoy quickly.
No rolling, no needing a bread maker, no cutting dough- in fact, drop biscuits are one of the most beloved and delicious ways to enjoy bread with dinner.
In fact, this simple recipe for a bread side dish doesn’t even need self rising flour and instead provides a dense and course biscuit- just like the ones you get at seafood restaurants like Red Lobster.
Do not forget to watch the video to see it all in action!
Easy Recipe for Drop Biscuits
Delicious, oven baked, simple dense and home cooked biscuits can be yours in a matter of minutes.
Before you get started, you will need to gather the following ingredients from your fridge and pantry.
Then scroll to the bottom for my recipe card for all measurements and an easy to print instruction manual and condensed recipe to continue cooking in your kitchen.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon herb seasoning
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 1 egg
- salt for topping
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How to Substitute the Sour Cream
Many people don’t love to cook with sour cream (I have learned that in my dip recipes when people always ask about substitutions) and its easy to mix up the ingredients with the same results.
In this case, if you want to forgo the sour cream, you can do the following.
Take out the Sour Cream AND milk (which thins the sour cream) for 1 cup of PLAIN YOGURT (not Greek, just regular plain yogurt).
How to make Drop Biscuits
Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add flour, seasoning, baking powder and salt to a small bowl and mix well.
Add sour cream and milk and mix well.
Dough will be stiff and may take a little bit to come together.
Fold in shredded cheese.
Drop dough, by 2 tablespoon scoops, onto baking sheet to make 8 biscuits.
Beat egg in a separate bowl and use a pastry brush to brush it on the top of the biscuit.
Sprinkle top with salt.
Bake for 22 minutes.
Let cool slightly and serve warm.
Makes 8 biscuits.
Serve Drop Biscuits with
- Jam, Jelly or Honey are great options but may not compliment the seasoning you use, so just note that if you are planning on serving that way, you may want to SKIP THE HERBS.
- Smother in Sausage Gravy – great option for homemade drop biscuits
- Just eat with butter! Not gonna lie, this is my favorite way to eat ALL bread. Num, num.
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