Simple Drop Biscuits

makes about 9 biscuits

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold salted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 beaten egg

Preheat oven to 450F.

Spray a cast-iron skillet or round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the cold butter to the bowl and cut the butter using a pastry cutter or two forks until it resembles a coarse meal. Slowly add the milk, stirring with a fork until just combined.

Using a large spoon, drop dough into the greased pan, nestling the biscuits close together. Brush the tops of each biscuit with beaten egg and bake in the oven for about 12 minutes, or until the biscuits are evenly browned. Serve warm.