This recipe is a variation on the original Quick Drop Biscuits, and is very similar to the biscuit topping on the Italian Pot Pies. Of course you can flavour your biscuits anyway you like. Anything that goes well with butter is going to go well in your biscuit, as long as you keep the liquid additives to a minimum. My plan next time is to go with bacon and cheddar cheese. These particular biscuits went very well with a lamb roast. I made them twice the size of the original Quick Drop Biscuits, and so doubled the recipe accordingly.
Preheat your oven to 425°F. If you have a convection oven, which my parents do, then 400°F is probably fine. All ovens are different.
In a bowl, mix together 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Drop in 3/4 cup cold cubed butter, and cut to pea-sized pieces with two knives or a pastry cutter.
Stir in 2-3 teaspoons fresh or dried rosemary, broken up a bit, and about 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. (Just so’s you know, my hand isn’t really that pink in real life.)
Add about 1 cup finely grated parmesan, or more, to suit your taste.
Make a well in the centre of your mixture and pour in 2 cups milk. Stir until just combined and mixture is clumping and sticky.
Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet (or several). They don’t expand so you can place the drops pretty close together.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating halfway through, until firm and golden. Because all ovens are different, make sure you keep an eye on them.
Of course these babies are best crisp and fresh from the oven, but you can store them in an airtight container for a couple of days and they’re pretty good then as well.