Monday, April 7, 2014

Banana-Chocolate Chip Drop Biscuits


                Hello Monday! I don't know about you, but I totally wasn't ready for it. We did the time change over here a week ago and I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep. I constantly feel like I'm trying to catch up and the alarm clock goes off way to early and the hens are asking for food way to soon. There is no time for sleep these days.
                      Thank goodness there is always time for drop biscuit baking! This is a super quick and simple recipe that you can pull together at the last minute. You simply mix,drop,wait,and enjoy these delightful morsels of happiness with a cup of coffee and warm sunshine.

Banana-Chocolate Chip Drop Biscuits

2-1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 TBS Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 cup Cold Butter,diced
2/3-1 cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Chopped Ripe Banana
1 cup Buttermilk
2 tsp. Turbinado Sugar (Raw Sugar)

Preheat oven to 400 or 200 celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl,combine the flour,sugar,baking powder,baking soda,and salt with a whisk. Cut in butter,using your fingers,fork,or pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips ( I went with 2/3 cup and felt like for us,that was enough) and the banana. Stir in buttermilk and mix until dough leaves the side of bowl.

Drop 2 tablespoons worth of dough onto prepared pan about 1 inch apart. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar.

Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for a few minutes before removing to wire rack. Serve warm.

Yield: 12 Drop Biscuits
Source: Betty Crocker The Big Book of Bread