Sweet drop biscuits were everywhere when we were in Savannah–I hadn’t had them since I was younger (my Mom made a variation of this recipe when I was growing up), but I came back newly obsessed and had to try my hand at them one lazy Sunday here in Astoria. They were a big hit with my roommates–especially with the addition of homemade strawberry butter (way easier than it sounds, by the way!).
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the dry ingredients. Add the shortening, and cut it into the mix (this can be done with your hands) until the whole bowl is crumbly. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until just combined.
Plop small balls of dough (a little less than 1/4 cup worth) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in an oven set to 425 for 15-20 minutes, checking occasionally.
For the butter: Combine one stick of unsalted butter (at room temperature) in a bowl with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and strawberries that have been minced or even pulsed in a food processor (about 1/4 cup of these as well, although you can add more if you want a chunkier butter). Whip until combined, then spread onto warm biscuits and enjoy with these links from about the web this week:
-I’ve put off using anti-aging products as long as I could, but I think with my 25th birthday approaching, it’s time to start. I can’t wait to try out Maya’s suggestions!
-I love any dessert with lemon as an ingredient, so Luci’s Nutty Lemon Bars just shot to the top of my “must try” baking list.
-Rachelle always has the best working girl outfits. Definitely saving this one for office inspiration once the weather heats up a bit!
-I’ve been obsessed with Bailey’s design style for as long as I can remember–I’m super drawn to her amazing us of color and playful take on decor. You have to check out her newest design project.
-This recipe for Split Pea Soup with Watermelon Radishes from Liz seems like the perfect way to try and usher in spring.
–A “Lip Flip” sketch with Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. Enough said.