Drop Buttermilk Biscuits with Chives

Drop Buttermilk Biscuits with Chives | Very Culinary

by Amy on April 8, 2013 · 15 comments

To say that I see the benefit in letting my kids help me in the kitchen would be an understatement. To say how much I love them helping me would be a lie.

I know, I know. Sue me. But let’s face it, little kids involved in the cooking process slows everything down. Not so great for my Type A personality and OCD tendencies, while trying to get an accurate prep time. But I can’t deny their willingness and excitement…when Haley puts on her tiny apron, or when Trevor grabs his little step stool *melt* 

I can remember Haley’s first two times she actually got involved. And neither of them were with me! Ha. First, when she was 2 1/2, she helped her Nana make pancakes – we have that one filmed. And second, she helped her Aunt Jen make these biscuits.

This is Jen’s recipe (minus the chives.) And they’re the best. Crazy simple and ridiculously good with a little slather of butter or honey.

I also have two great uses for them! Part II is coming on Wednesday.

Drop Buttermilk Biscuits with Chives
Makes 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes

• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
• 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
• 1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or your hands, until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Toss in the chives.

Add the buttermilk to the flour mixture and gently mix with your hands until just combined (do not over mix!) Dough will be sticky.

Drop dough in 8 equal portions (about 1/3 cup each) an inch apart, onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.

Note: You can easily double this recipe, place extras in a ziploc bag and freeze. When ready to use, just microwave for about 20-25 seconds.

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Sori April 27, 2013 at 12:18 am

This recipe is great.
I just made a batch and they turned out diiiiiiilicious.


Stephanie April 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I have such a weakness for anything bread, and these sound absolutely amazing. I can think of so many delicious ways to eat them, and my mouth is seriously watering right now. I can’t believe how easy these are…I really have no excuse not to make them. Right. Now.


Justine@cookingandbeer April 9, 2013 at 7:15 am

Oh yum! These look absolutely fantastic! I love the flavor combinations!


Dina April 9, 2013 at 6:37 am

buttermilk and chive biscuits, yum!


Tracy @ Peanut Butter and Onion April 9, 2013 at 4:24 am

Always on the lookout for new Biscuits!!!! Will be trying these.


Joanne April 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I’ll barely even let The.Boy touch anything in the kitchen so I”m not quite sure what I”m going to do when I have kids…I guess they can make slice and bake cookies with him? :P Just kidding. I’ll probably let them help…I’ll just have to do a few shots first.


pam April 8, 2013 at 8:50 am

I miss when my daughters were teenagers and they were each assigned a cooking day.


Amy April 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

Oh, I love that idea!


Jen April 8, 2013 at 8:37 am

I can vouch…these biscuits are the bomb! Our dad doesn’t even like biscuits, but he loves these…eats ‘e right up. They’re also super duper easy to make; prep time is truly only 15 minutes (if that), and in the snap of a finger, you have steamy yummy goodness on your plate!


Jen April 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

Oh, and P.S. Haley’s little hands were the perfect scooping size for the biscuits – no spoon necessary. :o)


Amy April 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

Hee. She also remembers helping you make meatballs :D


Jen April 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

I totally forgot about the meatballs. I think Trevor helped with those, too. Perfect little hands for such a deed. :o)


Kristen April 8, 2013 at 6:21 am

I love drop biscuits for the ease… I actually don’t mind my kids helping, but it’s taken quite some time for it to be considered “help”.


Amy April 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

Yes! Mine are almost coming to that age where the beaten eggs stay in the bowl, and flour doesn’t end up ALL over the floor. Almost ;-)


Cassie | Bake Your Day April 8, 2013 at 5:37 am

I love drop biscuits…and these flavors – perfect for me!


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