Better Biscuits with Bitters

Hardly anything is more satisfying than homemade biscuits warm out of the oven, except those made with ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. Our delicious biscuits have more than one personality: They can be dropped by the spoonful onto the baking tray, or with a bit less milk, rolled and cut out. And, they can be savory or a little sweet. Whichever you choose, Angostura biscuits are perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.


Basic Angostura Drop Biscuits
2 cups flour
2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
1 cup whole milk or 2% (2/3 cup milk for cut-out biscuits) 
1 Tbsp. ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters

Slightly Sweet Variation*
1/3 cup currants
Zest of one orange
1 Tbsp. ANGOSTURA® orange bitters


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Cut butter into slices. Add to flour, cutting in with two knives, or use a pastry blender or your fingers, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. 

Stir together milk and Angostura. Add to flour mixture and gently stir until moistened. Drop batter by the heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Let rest 5 minutes. Bake 13-14 minutes. Serve warm. 

Makes 14 dropped biscuits.

*Slightly Sweet Variation
Use 2 tablespoons sugar with the flour, baking powder and salt; whisk together. Cut in butter. Stir currants into flour mixture. Add orange zest to the 1 cup milk and stir in Angostura. Stir into flour mixture. Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake as directed above. 

Rolled, Cut-Out Biscuits
Proceed as above, using 2/3 cup milk for either the savory or sweet variation. Dough will be on the moist side, but should form into a ball with your hands. Place on a well-floured surface and knead 10-15 times, sprinkling with extra flour so that dough is not sticky. Roll or pat out to about 1/2” thick. Cut into rounds with a 3” cookie cutter or rim of a glass. Place rounds on sheet tray. Fold over dough, knead once or twice and roll out. Cut rounds until dough is used up. Bake 13-14 minutes. Serve warm. 

Makes 12 cut-out biscuits.

NOTE: Sheet tray does not have to be greased.


Per Drop Biscuit - Basic (14 biscuits total): 130 calories, 2g protein, 16g carb, 6g fat (3.5g sat. fat), 15mg chol, 190mg sodium, 0g fiber
Per Drop Biscuit - Slightly Sweet (14 biscuits using 1/3 cup currants and 2 Tbsp. sugar): 140 calories, 2g protein, 20g carb, 6g fat (3.5g sat. fat), 15mg chol, 190mg sodium, 1g fiber

Better Biscuits with Bitters
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