3 ingredient drop biscuits are the perfect addition to any weeknight dinner. Made with self-rising flour, buttermilk, and butter - you only need one bowl and bake for 15 minutes to have tender homemade biscuits. Scooped out and baked in a cast iron skillet, these biscuits are a quick and easy version of a Southern staple recipe.
- 1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick) - cold & cubed
- 2 1/4 Cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- Bacon Grease - for greasing skillet
- 1/4 Cup Butter (1/2 stick) - melted for topping
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place a cast iron skillet inside to heat up the oven.
- Remove a cold stick of butter straight out of the fridge and cut into small cubes.
- In a large bowl, add the cubed butter and self-rising flour. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until small pea-sized butter crumbles are throughout the flour. It will resemble a crumbly texture with tiny butter clumps.
- Pour in the buttermilk, and gently stir the dough all together, mixing just until no dry flour streaks remain. Be careful not to stir too much or overwork the dough.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and scoop about a tablespoon of bacon grease into the skillet (be careful because it will be very hot) and move around all the bottom and sides.
- Use a large cookie dough scoop and scoop our biscuit dough into the hot and greased skillet. The dough can touch.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- While the biscuits are baking, add butter to a small pot on medium-low heat on the stove. Melt slowly while baking and then turn off once completely melted.
- Remove the biscuits from the oven once the time is up. Use a pastry brush to brush the butter onto the hot biscuits immediately.
- Serve hot and fresh with some homemade butter or honey butter on top!
- Keep leftovers stored in an airtight bag for 2-3 days.
- To Freeze: Allow the biscuits to cool completely, then individually wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the wrapped biscuits in a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag, removing as much air as possible before sealing. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. When you're ready to enjoy, thaw the biscuits at room temperature or reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes until warmed through.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Biscuits
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 130
- Sugar: 0.6 g
- Sodium: 234.8 mg
- Fat: 8 g
- Trans Fat:
- Carbohydrates: 12.9 g
- Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 1.9 g
- Cholesterol: 20.7 mg
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