2 ingredient biscuits? Really? How can that be? That’s what I thought when I first heard about this easy homemade biscuit recipe. But its true. 2 ingredients really can make lovely light biscuits.
What’s the secret? The right 2 ingredients is all it takes.
First, the flour. Instead of all purpose flour this easy biscuit recipe uses self rising flour. So what’s that?
Self rising flour is a mixture of regular flour, baking powder and salt. It makes your baking rise without the addition of baking powder separately.
Self rising flour is on your grocery store shelf already made up and easy to use. If you can’t find it, or want to make your own, that’s easy too.
To make self rising flour mix together well:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (but you’ll remove 2-1/2 teaspoons)
- 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt.
(I’ve included this in the recipe area as well, so if you just print out the recipe, it’s there.)
The Wet Ingredient
To make biscuits, you need flour and something to moisten that flour. The wet ingredient in our 2 ingredient biscuits is Greek yogurt.
Why Greek yogurt? Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, so when it’s mixed with the self-rising flour, it makes the perfect biscuit mixture.
So with these 2 inexpensive ingredients at hand, we’re on to some serious biscuit making. You won’t believe how easy and quick these biscuits come together.
Once your biscuit dough is made you can use your imagination to turn them into all sorts of wonderful savory biscuits with add ins.
Now for the Add-ins:
You can make amazing cheese biscuits simply by adding grated strong cheese like old cheddar to your biscuit dough.
Other popular add ins are bacon or ham, feta cheese, herbs, olives and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
Here are some examples of ways to up the flavor profile of these easy biscuits (or any biscuits) to make them even tastier:
Optional Add-Ins for 2 Ingredient Biscuits (pick one or two):
¼ cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, oregano, basil or cilantro
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
¼ cup finely chopped green onions or chives
½ cup shredded strong cheddar cheese or Parmesan cheese
½ cup finely crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese
½ cup ham, finely diced, or crumbled, cooked bacon
½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes or olives (or both)
½ cup shredded strong cheddar cheese plus 1/2 teaspoon coarsely grated black pepper
These easy biscuits are actually drop biscuits. Instead of rolling out the dough and cutting it with round cutters into biscuits, this dough is dropped from a 1/4 cup measure on to a prepared pan. By dropped I just mean placed from the measuring cup to the pan. It’s not actually dropped from on high.
I suggest wetting a finger slightly with vegetable oil and smearing the inside of the measuring cup with just a touch of oil to make the biscuit dough easily come out of the measuring cup. Don’t make the cup oily inside, just a slight bit moist.
Drop biscuits don’t always have the perfectly round biscuit shape as cut biscuits but they are every bit as delicious.
What I do after dropping the dough on to the pan is shape them a bit with my fingers. Just wet your finger and tap down the little points created by dropping the dough. The biscuits will taste fantastic and they’ll look pretty much like this:
The recipe makes 9 medium biscuits.
These biscuits are perfect served warm with butter.
2 Ingredient Drop Biscuits
- 1 - baking pan/ cookie sheet
- 1 - 1/4 cup measuring cup
- 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt, plain, whole-milk
- Arrange an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Place the flour, yogurt and any add-ins in a large bowl. Mix it together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a moist, soft dough is formed and no dry bits of flour remain.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, measure 1/4 cup of the dough and place it onto the baking sheet. Repeat, spacing the biscuits at least 1-1/2 inches apart.
- Bake the biscuits until golden brown on top, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Let them cool slightly before serving.
- Makes about 9 biscuits. These biscuits are best eaten warm but are great cooled as well.
Self-rising flour Substitute:
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (but you'll remove 2-1/2 teaspoons)
- 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
Optional Add-Ins (pick one or two):
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, oregano, basil, cilantro, scallions or chives
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar, Swiss or Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup crumbled feta or blue cheese
- ½ cup small-dice ham or crumbled, cooked bacon
- ½ cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes or olives
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