These delicious rosemary parmesan drop biscuits are ready in under 30 minutes! Simple, flavorful, tender biscuits that are packed with herbs & cheese.
If you are rushing around trying to find just the right recipe to round out your Thanksgiving menu, don’t forget to add the biscuits! These are seriously the easiest and most flavorful quick bread you could bake up.
You don’t even need a rolling pin or biscuit cutter, and it’s as simple as mixing, scooping, baking and you’re done! The preparation and execution of the big holiday feast can get overwhelming. Let these savory rosemary parmesan drop biscuits be that flaky addition to an already incredible meal.
Making biscuits is the one “must have thing” that I make for the holidays. I was just talking to my stepmom Lynne about this year’s Thanksgiving menu. She said that I gotta make my tender buttery biscuits, so I guess they better be puffing up in the oven on turkey day! Little did she know that I have an easy twist to traditional biscuits in mind this year.
I was doing my daily Facebook browsing and came across a recipe for 2 ingredient never-fail cream biscuits from Serious Eats. That caught my attention. I mean, just two ingredients? It was almost too good to be true! I needed to test these out for myself, and boy was I sold.
What are the two ingredients? Self-rising flour and you guessed it, heavy cream. The recipe noted that the heavy cream replaces the butter and milk in traditional recipes because it has similar water to fat ratio needed for these delicious biscuit morsels.
I decided to add some fresh chopped thyme for an aromatic smell when baking, can you imagine? My hubby Jason was drawn into the kitchen by the incredible smell of these biscuits baking. A generous helping of Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, and freshly cracked pepper added that extra savory flavor to each crumbly bite.
Light, tender, and flavor packed. These adorable biscuits had a nice crisp outer crust and soft center. The trick is not to overmix them, and you want the dough to just come together. Over mixing the dough makes it tough due to increased gluten formation, the protein matrix that gives structure to your baked biscuits.
If you only have 30 minutes to spare, these biscuits can be made from start to finish in that time or less. These scooped rosemary Parmesan drop biscuits are only about 2 tablespoons in size, just the right 3 to 4 nibble serving. You can make them larger drops if you want, or even roll them out and fold to make flaky rolled and cut biscuits. Top them with melted butter, salt, and cracked paper and you are in biscuit bliss!
What is Self-Rising Flour?
Self-rising flour is an excellent alternative quick baking solution for biscuits and bread. It already contains baking powder and salt in the flour. So you have a leavening agent to help the biscuits rise and flavor already added, sweet! The biscuits turn out super tender because the flour is softer and finer milled compared to all-purpose flour. (Source: Serious Eats)
Rosemary Parmesan Drop Biscuits
- 10 ounces self-rising flour, (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for topping
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, plus more for topping
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped fresh
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 10 ounces heavy cream, (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 450°F. Place flour in a large bowl. Whisk in salt, garlic, pepper, rosemary and parmesan cheese. Stirring with a wooden spoon, drizzle in cream. Stir until a thick dough is formed. Do not over mix.
- Scoop each biscuit about 2 tablespoons in size drop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Gently form them into a free form ball, do not over shape, you want them to look more rustic. Brush tops with butter, sprinkle with extra pepper and bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve.