Drop Biscuits with Cheddar and Scallions


Drop Biscuits with Cheddar and Scallions
Serves: Makes 10 biscuits
  • 2 cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾  teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallion greens
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, frozen solid
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk, a few extra teaspoons if necessary
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees.  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a fork in a medium bowl. Using a box grater, coarsely grate frozen butter into the dry ingredients; rub quickly with fingertips to evenly blend. Add cheddar and scallions; toss to coat With a fork mix buttermilk into dry ingredients until dough just comes together.
  2. Pinch dough into 10 rough rounds, placing them on a small silpat-lined or vegetable cooking spray coated cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve.



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  1. Sylvia says

    These would serve well to make little sandwiches from the leftover Easter ham…a slice of ham, a slice of extra sharp Cheddar and a dollop of mango chutney….Yum.

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