Big Ass Biscuits

Big Ass Biscuits

Remember all those times you were asked to picture your life in x number of years?  Did your idea of what that life was include the nitty gritty details?  Like that you would struggle with {fill in the blank with your issue of choice} or that you would find yourself {name your situation}?  Probably not.  At least I didn’t.  Because if I had then maybe I would have a handle on my battle with time management by now.

I haven’t found my solution yet.  I maintain a calendar; I write myself notes; I set reminders on my smart(er than I am) phone.  And still deadlines come and go.  I’ve become more accepting of the idea that whatever “it” is will get done eventually.  There’s only but so much time in a day.  Perhaps acknowledging that is the solution in and of itself.  I dunno.

I do know that I now add appointments to my calendar to do things like wash Miss Libby’s dirty clothes and to respond to emails.  Funny, I just bought Lib’s spring/summer wardrobe and I swear that she could probably go about three weeks before she ran out of things to wear.  Coincidence?  I wonder.

One thing I have been able to do is make these Big Ass Biscuits.  And shove them in my mouth.  On more than one occasion. If the day ever comes when I have to put an appointment on the calendar to throw together some butter, flour, and cheese and bake until golden brown and delicious, then I will be a lost cause.

Until then, I guess there’s hope for me yet.

Big Ass Biscuits

Adapted from Cook’s Country

BAH Note:  I call these Big Ass Biscuits because they are sizeable.  But also because consumption of them on a regular basis will contribute to a personal expansion of sizeable proportions.  One way I try and keep things from getting out of control is to only make a half batch of biscuits.  If  you have more self control than I do, or have other people around to take one for the team, I would double the quantities listed below to make a dozen biscuits.  PS, the cheese is totally optional, but why wouldn’t you?

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (I’ve used both parmesan and cheddar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, cold
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Heat oven to 475 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cheese, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.

Combine the cold buttermilk and cooled butter in a measuring cup or small bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.  The cold buttermilk will cause the melted butter to clump up and thicken a bit.  If that does not happen, set your cup or bowl in the fridge for a few moments.

Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined being careful not to overmix.  Use an ice cream disher to portion the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Leave a good bit of room between them because they are going to spread.

Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.  Allow to cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes.

{printable recipe}

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7 Responses to Big Ass Biscuits

  1. omawarisan says:

    There’s cheese in them? Yeah, that’s not a biscuit, that’s a weapon against me.

  2. Wendi says:

    Oma, technically the cheese is optional. But if you try it with the cheese I don’t think you’ll ever be able to have it any other way.

  3. Hahah, what omawarison said! I’m slipping into the same pattern as you.. and it does drive me a little batty sometimes. I get annoyed with myself. I need to reach your zen state. And eat some biscuits.

    • Wendi says:

      Amber, did I put biscuits in your to-go bag when you stopped by? If I did, then those were BAB. And if I didn’t then I heartily apologize and fear that I may have eaten the entire batch before you arrived ; ) That’s maybe the only upside to this forgetfulness…I can use it as a convenient alibi.

  4. I’ll be honest, I really want to make these because I want to walk around offering people “Big Ass Biscuits”

    • Wendi says:

      By itself, that is reason enough. But add to that the fact that these drop biscuits are sublime and my only question to you is “what are you waiting for?”

  5. Wendi says:

    PS y’all…if you happen to have any cheddar cheese powder from KAF (http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/vermont-cheese-powder-8-oz) it makes a great addition to the recipe. Gives it some extra cheesy depth. And if you don’t have it, this recipe is a great reason to buy a jar.

    You’re welcome.

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