Drop Biscuits – Breakfast with Chef John Besh #SundaySupper

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Drop Biscuits - Chef John Besh

Chef John Besh stands for something.

I like that.

I also like what he stands for. Family.

It’s All About Family

About this time last year, Chef John Besh published a cookbook entitled My Family Table. It’s “a passionate plea for home cooking,” and it quickly became one of my favorite cookbooks.

The recipes are simple, yet delicious. The dishes are things that you can make at home. And many of the recipes are general methods of cooking that can be applied to many kinds of dishes. For example, there is “Risotto of Almost Anything” and “Creamy Any Vegetable Soup.” I find this approach of a cookbook very helpful.

In My Family Table, Chef John Besh also makes an excellent argument for the need we have to return to the kitchen. For the sake of health. For the sake of families. Indeed, the book really is “a passionate plea for home cooking.” He also gives us a peek into his own family life and how home cooking has made him who he is today.

He even has a chapter in the cookbook entitled “Sunday Supper.” 😉

Drop Biscuits – What Could Be Easier?

These biscuits are a snap. You can make them in just a matter of minutes. Delicious!


  • 2 cups flour (I prefer King Arthur)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 tablespoons butter (I prefer Kerrygold)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a fork to cut the butter into the mixture. Stir in the milk and gently mix until the dough comes together.
  2. Drop the dough onto a baking sheet or a baking stone by spoonfuls, leaving enough space between each biscuit for them to expand. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown.

Serve hot.

#SundaySupper – Inspired Dishes By Your Favorite Celebrity Chefs!

I have lots of friends who just love to cook for #SundaySupper, and they are coming together this week to cook up some recipes inspired by their favorite celebrity chefs.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with #SundaySupper, let me explain. #SundaySupper was started by my friend Isabel of FamilyFoodie.com to help bring families together Around the Family Table. (I thought my choice of Chef John Besh’s My Family Table was perfect for this week!) #SundaySupper is a wonderful mission, and it’s something I feel very passionate about. This is a great group of folks, and I am proud to be among them.

Starters or Snacks:

The Main Dish:

Amazing Sides:

Sweet Endings:

Wine Pairings: 

Please join on us via Twitter for #SundaySupper on December 2, 2012, throughout the day. In the evening, we will meet at 7 PM EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.


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  • http://twitter.com/VillageGirlBlog Shannon

    You had me at Kerrygold Butter and home cooking! Simple goodness is my favorite.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Love! Kerrygold and home cooking… two of my favorite things!

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  • http://twitter.com/SheLikesRuffles Katie C

    Yummm! There is something so wonderful about a fresh biscuit! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      You’re welcome! Thank you! I must say that I totally agree with you. 😉

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  • kimchi_mom

    I love a simple recipe. I also admire John Besh A LOT. I’ll have to take a look at his cookbook…it sounds like it would be a good addition to my collection.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Great cookbook! I can’t recommend it enough. Excellent stories about food and his family too.

  • http://twitter.com/reneedobbs Renee Dobbs

    I’ve made a lot of biscuits but never drop ones. I need to try this because I think it would make a great crispy crust all over instead of only on top.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Yes, you are absolutely right! They are so simple, and so delicious.

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  • http://www.wendyweekendgourmet.com/ Wendy

    I adore John Besh…wanted to feature August when we went to New Orleans for our Food Lover’s Weekend in New Orleans feature, but wasn’t able to fit it in. Next time for sure…these biscuits look DIVINE!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      I love all of his restaurants. He’s doing it right. And he is there on the scene every day.

  • Tara

    Nothing like a fresh biscuit out of the oven. Love it!!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Biscuits and Butter. Two wonderfully delicious B words!

  • Justin K

    Those drop biscuits look amazing! Already printed them out!

    Justin K.

    Pad Dad

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Let me know how they turn out for you!

  • http://twitter.com/Dinnersdishes Dinnersdishesdessert

    Sounds like a great cookbook! I am a huge fan of biscuits, so I am all over these!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Yum yum! Gotta try ’em!

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  • Tammi@Momma’s Meals

    These look great! Would go with any meal too!! Love how easy they are! Happy #SundaySupper!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Thanks! You too Tammi! Happy #SundaySupper!

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  • diabeticFoodie

    It IS all about family and nothing reminds me of family more than breakfast biscuits. We usually roll ours out, thought. These look easier!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Yep. Easy peasy! You don’t have to worry about rising or rolling. Quick. Simple. Yummy.

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  • http://twitter.com/tora_estep Tora Estep

    I think you may have sold me on John Besh’s cookbook! I absolutely believe in the importance of home cooking. The biscuits sound wonderful too. Amazing how good simple ingredients like flour and butter come together to make something wonderful.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Yes! You are so right! It’s like I mentioned in the article, this cookbook quickly became one of our favorites. If you get it, let me know what you think!

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  • http://twitter.com/CupcakeKaleChip Cupcakes&KaleChips

    I have seen John Besh on TV, but never made any of his recipes. Sounds like he has an awesome approach to life and food.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      I agree. It’s all about the family. He is a dedicated husband and father. He’s doing good things at home and in his restaurants.

  • http://twitter.com/ssunithi Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

    I haven’t seen such decadent looking biscuits in a long time ! Very nice Jeff !

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Thanks! They are so yummy! My kids beg me to make them regularly.

  • http://twitter.com/wallet_appetite Laura Hunter

    I love drop biscuits. And I need to take a look for that cook book, I think I would really like it.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Highly recommended!

  • Jen @JuanitasCocina

    You can’t go wrong with biscuits!!! With every meal!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young


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  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    These remind me of the drop scones my grandmother used to make! One of my family´s heritage recipes. Lovely biscuits!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Drop scones… YUM! Family recipes are the best… Lots of love goes into those.

  • http://twitter.com/HipFoodieMom1 Alice Choi

    Dude, these biscuits look amazing!!!! YUM! and someone who stands for family? LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      My pleasure, Alice! I figured Besh and biscuits would be a win-win for this week’s #SundaySupper. I’m glad everyone is liking it. Thanks for the comment!

  • http://twitter.com/littleredkitchn Susan P.

    John Besh is a personal favorite and I really need to try drop biscuits some time!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Let me know how they come out when you try them, Susan. They are so simple to make… and totally worth trying!

  • http://twitter.com/martindredmond Martin Redmond

    Great recipe…makes me want to try making biscuits! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      My pleasure!

  • http://twitter.com/CBnBE Sarah Lee

    John Besh’s cookbook fits in perfectly with #SundaySupper’s mission. I love a homemade biscuit and these look wonderful.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Sarah, you’re right. I’ve been thinking about that a lot. That’s why I chose him for this #SundaySupper. It’s a perfect fit!

  • http://twitter.com/BobbisKozyKtchn Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

    Mmmmm I was just saying I needed to make some biscuits!! Now I know what to make!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      These are awesome! Simple and delicious. Enjoy!

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  • http://TheFoodieArmyWife.com/ Conni

    Drop biscuits are so easy easy to make – I love them!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      Me too! Easy peasy! I can make these biscuits in just a matter of minutes. A great solution when you need something quick.

  • http://twitter.com/familyfoodie Isabel Foodie

    You know how much I love and agree with Chef John Besh!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      I do! Thanks for all the wonderful work you do, Isabel, to expand and promote families dining together around the family table for #SundaySupper!

  • Megan Wood

    I love John Besh! This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      My pleasure! I agree 100%!

  • http://twitter.com/LovelyPantry Lyn

    I love buscuits! These look so GOOD and easy to make. I’m not very good at rolling dough – although I vow to conquer that. I must try it! And I should also look for this cook book too. Looks like something I’d get lots of recipes from.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      One of the great things about these biscuits is that there is no rolling necessary. Makes it so easy. No need to wait for the dough to rise either. It will rise in the oven. John Besh’s “My Family Table” is also available on the Amazon Kindle (which you can actually read on any computer with the free Kindle app). Here’s a link that will take you straight to the Kindle version: http://amzn.to/VyRLLv

  • http://twitter.com/LovelyPantry Lyn

    Jeff! I made these using buttermilk. They were awesome! And I made them so quickly! I did half the batch plain, the other half using shredded cheddar. Which do you think were finished first? :-) Thanks for sharing this quick and easy recipe.

    • http://catholicfoodie.com Jeff Young

      My pleasure! It is so good to enjoy good food and share it with family and friends. I’m so glad you enjoyed them!