Let’s start by whisking together our flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium sized bowl.
Now cut up 1/2 a cup of butter and 1/4 cup of very cold shortening…
Short on shortening? (Sorry, had to say it!) No problem, just use 1 1/2 sticks of cold butter instead!
Go ahead and throw your butter and shorting into the bowl and cut it into your flour mixture using a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center of this mixture and pour in 1 cup of milk.
Also add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese…
And two sprigs of minced fresh rosemary to this mix!
Stir this all together with a fork just until it come together…
Then using a spoon drop your dough into mounds onto a baking sheet.
Pop these tasty little heaps of butter and cheese into a 450 degree preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes.
Fry an egg, pour a glass of o.j and breakfast is served! It just doesn’t get any simpler than that!
- Makes 12 drop biscuits
- Slightly adapted from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup shortening