Quarantine Cooking with Emma – Easy (and delicious) Drop Biscuits

Hey all, I’m back with Buttermilk Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits!

I made these biscuits to go with my White Turkey Chili since I didn’t have cornbread mix or cornmeal on hand. I used the “Cheddar-Chive Drop Biscuits” recipe from Cooking Classy, https://www.cookingclassy.com/cheddar-chive-drop-biscuits/ for reference. I made changes for what I had on hand.

Cheddar-Chive Drop Biscuits

My substitutions from the original recipe were to use:

  • Salted butter instead of unsalted
  • Store brand ingredients (no need to be extra fancy)
  • 1 tbsp of chopped chives because my family isn’t always crazy about them
  • Who usually has buttermilk on hand? Not me! But it is SUPER easy to make. You need milk and white vinegar or lemon juice. 1 cup milk and 2 tbsps of white vinegar OR lemon juice. Stir and leave on counter for 20-45 minutes (until it’s curdled), and voila! You have buttermilk.

Buttermilk

Gather ingredients and combine all dry ingredients in bowl:

Dry Ingredients

Cube cold butter (1 stick = ½ cup) – slice then cut each slice in 4s. Add chunks to dry ingredients, put finger on fork near tines for support and pressure, and mash cold butter into mix until it looks slightly clumpy. Mashing in cold butter instead of melted butter is how you get those yummy pockets of butter in your biscuits:

Butter

Cut your chives (I used scissors on my frozen chives I have saved from my garden, a sharp knife or scissors work on fresh chives), and add to dry mix:

Chives

Add your cup of shredded cheddar now. Tip – Measure over the mixing bowl, the extra cheese falls into your batter and not on the counter or floor. Mix in:

Cheese

Make a well in your dry ingredients now and pour your buttermilk in. Mix until combined:

Combine Ingredients

Scoop by rounded tablespoons onto your greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. I found plastic silverware in my pantry, so I saved dishes by using a plastic spoon! I used my 24 cookie, cookie sheet. Baked for 15 minutes, came out crusty on the outside, soft and full of pockets of butter and cheese on the inside:

Biscuits

My next post will be homemade pierogis, egg salad with turkey, and salsa turkey.

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