These Easy 3-Ingredient Drop Biscuits came from my grandmother, Myne, and nothing could be simpler to make. They are tender and light with a rubbly, golden crust that will have you plucking an extra one or two from the bread basket when no one’s looking! That’s ok, I won’t tell!
I love the simplicity of this recipe. It’s homemade without being fussy or overly complicated.
You start by whipping cream to form soft peaks.
Then add self-rising flour and a little salt.
Gently fold the flour into the cream until you have a rough, shaggy dough.
Plop them by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Put the baking sheet into a hot oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until they are nicely browned.
That’s it! Serve these biscuits with a good quality butter (I like Plugra or KerryGold). If it’s breakfast time, they’re great with jam or honey, too.
Myne used to serve these biscuits with her homemade beef and barley soup for lunch, but they’re also great next to a summer salad or anything hot off the grill! What will you eat them with?
3 Ingredient Drop Biscuits
A quick and easy biscuit recipe with only 3 ingredients. So light and tender, they'll melt in your mouth!
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whipping cream divided
- 1 1/4 cups self rising flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 400°.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat 1 cup of whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Add the flour mixture and gently stir until a dough is formed.
Drop dough in rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush biscuits with extra whipping cream. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned. Serve.
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