I really like biscuits. The buttermilk kind. The light and fluffy melt in your mouth kind. But sometimes I just feel like biscuits can be a bit of work. So as my soup was simmering this afternoon and making my house smell delicious, I went in search of an easy buttermilk drop biscuit and boy, oh boy did I find one! They are easy, super light and fluffy and so stinkin' good! I found them on this website.
Buttermilk Drop Biscuits(8 big ones)
2 cups flour
1 T baking powder
2 t sugar
1/2 t cream of tarter
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 cup butter, cold, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450. Lightly butter one large or two small cast iron pans or cookie sheet. Whisk together the dry ingredients, breaking up any clumps. Add the chilled butter and cut into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and stir with a fork just until everything is blended and a soft, sticky, blobbish dough forms.
Drop blobs of dough into the prepared pan leaving one to two inches apart. Bake at 450 for about 20 minutes or until the the tops are browned and the biscuits are cooked through. I brushed the tops with melted butter as soon as they came out of the oven.