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Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits

I love goat cheese, but I’m not really a fan of drop biscuits.  When I saw that these were baked in a cast iron skillet, though, I was sold.  After making Three Cheese Mac and Cheese in my cast iron skillet, I was certain I could never love it more than I did at that moment.  I figured biscuits made with one of my favorite ingredients in my favorite piece of cookware had a great chance of being delicious.  After making these biscuits, I love my cast iron skillet even more.  There’s just something beautiful and rustic about being served a dish from a cast iron skillet.

I was expecting these to taste good, but I was blown away by how amazing they tasted.  The goat cheese adds creaminess and just a little bit of tanginess.  The Parmesan melts on top, adding saltiness and another layer of flavor.  I sprinkled the biscuits with garlic and herb seasoning after baking, which made them simply divine.  They come together incredibly quickly and only require a few ingredients (all of which we already had on hand).  Besides adding the seasoning, I also adapted the recipe to use all-purpose instead of self-rising flour (because I never buy it).  If you have self-rising flour, you can omit the baking powder.  I did find a few different conversions for all-purpose to self-rising, but the one I chose worked out just fine.

I read that these biscuits are served to diners at Art Smith’s restaurant, Table 52, in Chicago.  I’ve never dined there, but I’m certain I’d have to restrain myself so as not to fill up on these biscuits before my entree arrived.  They really are that good.

Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits
Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (2 ounces) goat cheese
1 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
garlic and herb seasoning, optional

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 425º.  Place a 10 inch cast iron skillet in oven during preheating.
-In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
-Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut in goat cheese and 4 tablespoons butter.
-Make a well in center and add buttermilk.  Using a wooden spoon, stir ingredients until just moistened, adding up to a tablespoon more buttermilk if needed.
-Remove the hot skillet from the oven and add 1 tablespoon butter.  Once butter has melted, use a 1/4 cup measure to drop batter into skillet.
-Melt 1 tablespoon butter and brush over biscuit tops.
-Bake for 14-16 minutes, until biscuits are golden on top.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garlic and herb seasoning.

Yield: 10 biscuits

Adapted from Savory Spicy Sweet, originally from Art Smith


  • Kelli Wright

    I love my cast iron skillet too! Out of all the items I got as wedding gifts, I was most excited about this one.

  • wendyweekendgourmet

    Those look so good…can't wait to try them!!

  • Liz

    I am so glad you enjoyed them!

  • Shawnda

    I'm really, really looking forward to trying these! My cast iron is packed away but that's going near the top of the list after we move!

  • Josie

    oh my, these look ridiculously delicious! Like I think I need to make them now!

  • Star

    This is so tempting since I have some goat cheese on hand from the mac-n-cheese. I will have to find something to serve these with!

  • Joudie’s Mood Food

    Oh wow. These look GOOD! It looks so eay to make, and that is one thing that makes me happy about baking. I am happy to say i have all the ingrediants and am making this as we speak….

  • Eric

    Oh silly Star, you don't need anything to serve them with…you just eat them out of the skillet!

  • LunaCafe

    What a marvelous idea! Can't wait to try these. Now where is that cast iron skillet? :-) …Susan

  • Ari

    These look really wonderful. I'm also not a huge fan of drop biscuits, but I love goat cheese. Definitely worth trying out!

  • Meagan Meier

    these are amazing! probably my favorite biscuits now! lindsey went through your website and printed off 20 recipes that she wanted to try…thank god i get to eat everything she makes because she lets me know! these biscuits are seriously delicious. i will make them myself one day soon. just typing this is making me want them now! hmmm a trip to the store may be coming on later today….haha! excellent recipe!

  • http://www.champagneandcupcakes.blogspot.com Gwyn

    I made these this weekend and they were INCREDIBLE!! I probably added more goat cheese than 2oz, but I have a love affair with goat cheese, and they turned out great despite the change. Thank you for sharing these!

  • http://oishiifood.wordpress.com Brianna

    Mmm, thanks for sharing these. They look like a great alternative to my usual drop biscuits. Can’t wait to make use of my new skillet! :)

    • Courtney

      No problem! Have fun breaking in the new skillet. You’re going to love it! :)