Biscuits are one of the quickest breads to prepare, especially when self-rising flour is used. Self-rising flour already contains the leavening and salt, so basic biscuits need only the addition of shortening and buttermilk. These Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits require only about 10 minutes hands-on time to mix and drop onto the baking sheet; no rolling out is necessary. They are particularly good served hot, right from the oven, with plenty of real butter. They’ll remind you of the biscuits served at a popular seafood chain restaurant, but the homemade ones are much better.
Garlic Cheese Drop Biscuits are especially good with hot soup on a cool autumn evening, but they are also great with salads or main dishes. The herbs in these biscuits can be varied; use what’s in the garden or what is on hand.
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup shortening
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, (optional)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (if regular cheddar is used, add a couple drops of Tabasco)
1/4 cup chives, green onion tops, or parsley, finely chopped
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Measure the flour into a mixing bowl.
- Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add the garlic, Old Bay seasoning if using, cheese, and chives.
- Gradually stir in enough buttermilk and form a dough that is soft enough to drop onto the baking sheet.
- Scoop or drop 1/4 cup portions onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 117
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 56% Protein 10% Carb. 33%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 86 mg
Total Carbohydrate 17 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2% Calcium 0% Iron 2%