Juju’s Drop Biscuits: A Simple & Delicious Drop Biscuit
A Quick & Easy recipe that is ready in 30 minutes from sifting the flour to the plate.
Like all good recipes, there is more to making it exactly right than just the ingredients. Often, you will have to mimic the hand positioning and motions to get the desired effect. I have watched my Aunt make drop biscuits for many years and I have even dialed her number for a bit of Q&A while making my own. My drop biscuits always turn out bigger than hers! I love the more robust version of the Juju biscuit. You can slice them open and fill them with goodness or you can use them like a sandwich, one on top and one on bottom. My favorite way to enjoy my biscuit is sopping up gravy. My preference is biscuit in hand and gravy on the side. No crumbles for me, thank you.
There is no exact recipe for these drop biscuits, so I will explain it to you the way I do it in my kitchen.
6 Heaping Table Spoons of Self Rising Flour
6 Table Spoons of Cooking Oil (I use Canola)
1 cup of Buttermilk
Ingredients How To:
Scoop out your flour in heaping spoon fulls into a large bowl
*Tip – One heaping spoon of flour makes one biscuit.
*Tip – For a fluffier biscuit, sift your flour
Add Cooking Oil
*Tip – For each heaping spoon flour, add one full spoon full of cooking oil
*Tip – Use the same spoon as you used for flour
*Tip – For every 6 heaping spoons of flour, add one cup of buttermilk
Blending Time! – Mix all ingredients together. Stir, stir, stir.
*Tip – If your mixture seems too dry, add buttermilk in very small amounts, until the desired consistency is achieved. I have never had these biscuits come out tough because of over mixing so stir it until your batter is smooth with no lumps. Use the oil of your choice to grease your pan. In my video, I used shortening but cooking spray works perfectly. Feel free to use the same cooking oil that you use for the biscuits.
Spoon It Out! If you do not want giant biscuits, keep your scoops to a well rounded dollop of batter. I like cat-head biscuits and this recipe makes 6 well rounded biscuits or 4 giant cat-head biscuits.
Set Your Oven Temperature
After you have placed your batter dollops onto your baking pan, set your oven to 375 degrees. Preheat and wait. Then, when the oven reaches 375 degrees, adjust your oven to 400 degrees and put your biscuits in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Bread rises better in an oven that is still coming to temperature and a bit of wait time between dropping the biscuits and putting them in the oven is recommended. Waiting also allows for the leavening to act so your biscuits will come out fluffier!
Once you hit the 20 minute mark on baking, your biscuits should be ready to remove from the oven. I like to click the oven on broil and move the pan to the top rack for a minute or two to achieve optimal darkness. DO NOT WALK AWAY! Your biscuits will be tastier if they are not burned.
There you have it. You now have the knowledge to make Juju biscuits. Gather your ingredients, mix them together, set your oven and show me what you’ve got.