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Plain or Ham & Cheese Drop Biscuits

Makes: 18

Biscuits that you can smother with butter or jam are delicious. These are very simple to make.


1 ½ cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup buttermilk (bought or recipe below)

¼ cup shredded cheddar (I used mixed)

¼ cup finely chopped ham

1 tbsp melted butter

Buttermilk recipe

You never have to buy buttermilk as it is easy to make at home.

1 tbsp white vinegar

½ cup whole milk

  1. Pour vinegar into measuring cup and fill milk to make ½ cup

  2. Stir well and set aside for 10 minutes before using

  3. You can use 2% or almond milk if you prefer

  4. Can be stored in refrigerator for 3 days


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt

  3. Add butter and using a cutter or two forks, work butter into the flour until butter is roughly pea-sized pieces

  4. Stir in butter milk until dough comes together

  5. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop up dough and place on baking sheet leaving 3 inches apart. Do this for half the dough

  6. Stir in cheddar and ham in the remaining dough and continue to scoop onto baking sheet

  7. Bake until golden brown with darker spots on edges, about 15 – 20 minutes

  8. Brush the biscuits with melted butter and serve


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