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RANCH DROP BISCUITS

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It’s soup season if you haven’t heard. A warm, comforting bowl of soup is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious and warm drop biscuit. Drop biscuits can be made in minutes, and you can even change the flavour to match your meal. To make this simple ranch-flavoured drop cookie, I used my homemade Ranch Seasoning. These biscuits are tangy and herby but still delicious. These Ranch Drop Biscuits will be a hit with you!

What are DROP BISCUITS, and how do they work?

Drop biscuits can be described as a simple type of quickbread. They are made from loose-form dough and are dropped onto a baking sheet by a spoonful. The biscuits have a rustic look that allows for lots of butter-brushing.

Drop biscuits are even easier to make because you use heavy cream instead of butter. Stir, scoop, drop and bake.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE THE HEAVY CREAMER?

This recipe calls for heavy cream because it replaces butter in biscuits. The fat keeps the biscuits soft and tender. Without fat, biscuits can become dense and rubbery. Different brands have different labels, so look out for heavy cream, whipping or heavy whipping. These types of cream have enough fat to make biscuits taste good.

Use STORE-BOUGHT OR HOMEMADE RANCH SEASONING

This recipe can be used with either a package of ranch seasoning that you buy in a grocery store or a batch of homemade Ranch seasoning. You can use whatever is easiest for you!

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ADD?

Drop biscuits can be made with many different flavours, as we’ve already mentioned. You can add fresh green onions or cheddar cheese to Ranch Drop Biscuits. Mix the dry ingredients with the flour.

RANCH DROP BISCUITS

Ranch seasoning can be added to your biscuit dough to add an extra kick of flavour. These Ranch Drop Biscuits make a great side dish to a bowl of soup.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

INGREDIENTS

HOMEMADE RANCH SEASONING*

  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk Powder ($0.15)
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley ($0.05)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill ($0.03)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper ($0.02)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)

BISCUITS

  • 2.25 cups all-purpose flour ($0.35)
  • One teaspoon salt ($0.05).
  • 1 Tbsp baking flour ($0.06)
  • 1 tsp sugar ($0.02)
  • 1-pint heavy cream (1.55)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (optional topping) ($0.20

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400oF. Combine the ingredients for ranch seasoning in a small bowl (buttermilk powder and parsley), onion powder, garlic powders, lemon pepper, and black pepper). Mix the ranch seasoning with the melted butter, and then brush the biscuits.
  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix the dry ingredients well.
  • Mix the heavy cream with the dry ingredients until you get a sticky batter. Be sure to scrape the bottom of your bowl.
  • In 1/4 cup portions, spoon the batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. The batter doesn’t need to be shaped, rolled or smoothed. About 12 biscuits should be enough.
  • Bake the biscuits for 18 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.
  • Once the biscuits are baked, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the ranch seasoning. Just before serving, brush the ranch butter on top of the biscuits.

NOTES

*Store-bought ranch seasoning can be substituted for the seasoning ingredients in the recipe.

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