Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Drop Biscuits

I've been making these drop biscuits since Daddy D and I were newlyweds. They are so quick and easy to make- there is no reason to eat those processed biscuits in compressed cans.

They are delicious with the parmesan cheese but for a basic buttermilk drop biscuit, simply leave out the cheese and pepper.

Parmesan Cracked Pepper Drop Biscuits
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2 cups flour (white flour, whole wheat, or a mixture of the two)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper (I did about 50 cracks on my pepper mill)
1 cup buttermilk*
3-5 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil (less oil for a 'lower fat' biscuit)
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (please, do not use the canister stuff!)

*If you wish not want to use buttermilk, simply switch to regular milk and eliminate the baking soda.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and oil.

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients.  Add the cheese and stir just until combined.

"Drop" by heaping tablespoons on to a cookie sheet pan.  (I like to use a large cookie scoop.)

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 12 biscuits.

Linked to: This Chick Cooks


  1. Oh wow. My husband is a cracked pepper FANATIC! He'll love these. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Now why in the world would someone NOT want to use buttermilk? :)

  2. These look like the perfect biscuits for AZ summers--ten minute baking time. For parmesean cheese, is it okay to use the fresh shredded variety that I buy in a big container at Sams and put in my freezer? Do they all fit in one or at the most, two pans?

  3. I prefer the freshly grated cheese. (Just a matter of personal choice.) I don't care for the cellulose powder that pre-shredded cheese is covered in. And I am able to get 12 biscuits onto 1 large (oversized) cookie sheet pan. But 2 regular cookie sheet pans will work fine too.

  4. The picture with the slab of butter is hypnotizing..lol. Love me some drop biscuits. Definitely like your addition of all that fresh pepper in there!

  5. I love biscuits. Abnormally so. These will be a great addition to my collection of recipes! They sound awesome. :)

  6. Great recipe. I love Parmesan cheese and this is such a clever way to taste all its goodness!
    I recently wrote an article on how real Parmesan cheese is made and on its nutritional value. Check it out and let me know your thoughts, I would really appreciated it!


    Mike @TheIronYou

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