"These are a favorite of my boys. For an extra treat I drop a handful of shredded cheese in." — Angela
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I have made these with and without the cream of tartar, and much prefer them without. The cream of tartar, I thought, gave them a slight bitter aftertaste. With that correction, these are tender, fluffy, and ohhh so tasty. Not to mention EASY. Hope that little tip helps everyone.
These were OK. A little too crunchy and bland tasting for though.
Excellent easy receipe. Note - Baking Soda already has some Cream of Tarter, or similar acidic leavening in it, and this may be the reason Cream of Tarter may be left out without too noticeable an effect. Also note all dry ingredients should be mixed THROUGHLY before adding liquids.
Finally, note there is a TIME LIMIT of about 15 to 20 minutes from the time you have added liquid to Baking Powder until you start baking them for Baking Power to have its best leavening(rising)affects. So be sure to preheat oven so its ready for baking when bisquits mixed and ready
I've been looking for a biscuit recipe that doesn't use hardened shortening/butter...as my daughter doesn't tolerate dairy or soy and we have to use oil for everything. Thanks for the awesome recipe! It's so forgiving, as I made many changes. I used half whole wheat flour and half ap flour; accidentally doubled the sugar; left out the cream of tartar; used 1 teaspoon salt (since I was not using butter); used olive oil instead of butter; used rice milk instead of milk. They turned out tender and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!
I was looking for a quick biscuit recipe when I decided to try this one. It was fantastic! I did not change the ingredients at all. The only change I made was to not melt the butter, but to freeze the stick of butter and grate it (using a box grater) into the flour mixture. Stir this around and then add the milk. This process yields very flaky
These biscuits are quick, good, and easy. I haven't used the cream of tartar just because I don't buy it on a regular basis but these work just fine without. I have added brown sugar and cinnamon, and will try them with crushed garlic and herbs, Thanks.
These biscuits are perfect! I omitted the cream of tartar. I mixed the butter and milk together and added them both into the flour mix. I added the milk/butter mix a bit at a time and found that I got a good consistancy when there was still about 1/3 of a cup left, so I did not use the rest. May only use 3/4 of a cup of milk the next time.
I made larger biscuits (got 7 out of the recipe...LOL), so they took about 20 minutes to cook instead of the regular time.
These were perfect and went great with stew! But they also would taste great on their own with some butter! A keeper!
Light, tender, flaky...and so QUICK to make!! These are YUMMY biscuits, and the easy preparation is great for busy mornings when I'm trying to get my family out the door!! Put an egg or slice of sausage in there, and you have a cheap, delicious biscuit that rivals any restaurant!! I made mine twice as big as the recipe calls for, and they turned out great. They do fall apart a little, so you have to handle them carefully. But, you get to skip all the kneading, cutting, and MESS!! Thanks, Angela, for this great recipe!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
E-Z Drop Biscuits
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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