Yes, biscuits made well are a thing of unbelievable perfection. However, we don’t always have time to make a “real” biscuit considering there are full episodes of Absolutely Fabulous on Youtube and stomachs are growling. And by proper biscuits, I do mean the kind where you need to roll out the dough, cut the dough, try to keep the dough cool and bake them until they glow in the oven’s warm love. But, forget about those when you don’t have time, because this drop biscuit recipe is absolutely fabulous itself!
I didn’t have butter. But, I had olive oil, fresh rosemary and goat cheese. I knew I could whip something up because those ingredients are gold around these parts. These biscuits take about half the time as a traditional biscuit but hold amazing flavor and ….let’s be honest….when is a chunk of bread fresh out of the oven ever THAT bad??
Remember with a drop biscuit, the main thing is not to over-mix the batter and just leave it be once it’s mixed. If you keep messing with it, your biscuits will be dense and chewy. Sad face.
You can serve these up with some olive oil, more goat cheese or butter. Biscuits!
- 1 cup soymilk with 1 TBS of vinegar stirred in, let sit for 5 minutes (you’re making vegan buttermilk 🙂 )
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 TSP baking soda
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 large TSP of fresh goat cheese
- 1 TSP of chopped, fresh rosemary
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Add your dry ingredients into a large bowl (flour, baking soda, salt & pepper, rosemary) and mix.
- Add your olive oil and goat cheese and, with a fork, hands or pastry cutter, thoroughly mix the oil and goat cheese through the flour. Then, make a well.
- Add your buttermilk to the well.
- With a baking spatula, slowly turn the ingredients over until it is just combined. Let it sit for five minutes.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup with a bit of oil still in it, scoop up the dough and place it on your baking sheet.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
In Korea and need some goat cheese? You can always go to Itaewon and pay about $15 for a small chunk, or order it from Waeg Farm. You get 200 grams for 10,000 won, 4,000 shipping, free if you order over 4. I usually order 2 tubs.
Turnaround is about 2 days.
And it is amazing!