The herb garden is providing abundantly. That means I’m grateful and that I’m looking for ways to use it all up. These lemon balm drop biscuits are a tasty result of that search.
So many herbal recipes include just a Tablespoon or two of the fresh herb. Sometimes that is all that is needed. Other times I want the herb to be the star flavor. A tightly packed cup full of fresh lemon balm is required for these biscuits. This should weigh out to be 1.5 ounces.
The original recipe only includes 2 Tablespoons of sugar. A person could easily go up to 1/4 cup for a sweeter flavor. Omitting the sugar completely would still result in a delicious biscuit.
Breakfast or Dessert
These are great slathered in some butter and jam for breakfast. A drizzle of honey on top is great too. The lemon flavor is a great compliment to eggs.
Add a little more sugar to the dough and use them as the base for strawberry shortcake. Serve with some lemon curd as a teatime snack.
Drop Biscuits to Save Time & Fuss
A good biscuit is a thing of delight. I’m always amazed by flaky, gorgeous biscuits. I don’t have the talent because I overwork the dough.
Drop biscuits cut out the step of rolling and cutting making it a little easier for folks like me. Mix up the batter, drop, bake, enjoy. Simple as that.
Lemon Balm Drop Biscuits
Yield 8 biscuits
- 2 Cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Salted, Cold Butter
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Lemon Balm, tightly packed (1.5 ounces by weight)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a blender, combine the milk and lemon balm. Puree. Set Aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sugar.
- Add the cold butter and using a pastry blender or fingers mix together until it resembles a coarse corn meal.
- Pour in the milk and stir together until well combined.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto the baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
- Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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