Mayonnaise Drop Biscuits


Wow, it’s amazing that these biscuits can be made with just 3 ingredients!

On a chilly morning, the aroma of freshly baked biscuits filling the kitchen is the ultimate comfort.

It transports me back to my mother’s welcoming farmhouse where everything was homemade, crafted with care and patience.

Drop biscuits are a simple classic, a staple that nourishes not only the body but also the soul.

They’re uncomplicated, straightforward, and embody the genuine, industrious spirit of the Midwest.

This unique recipe for 3-Ingredient Drop Biscuits with mayonnaise is a slight deviation from tradition, inspired by thriftiness.

It originated during times when you’d rummage through the pantry and make do with what you had.

And let me tell you, it’s remarkable how something so basic can be so satisfying.

You might want to try this because you’re pressed for time, perhaps lacking some butter, or just out of sheer curiosity.

Let me guide you through the warmth of this timeless delight, stripped down to its core with a hint of contemporary ingenuity.

Now, these flaky gems can stand their ground alongside a variety of dishes.

Pair them with a piping hot bowl of chili or stew, allowing them to absorb all that wonderful gravy.

Or split them open, and spread them on a dollop of apple butter or your favorite jam for a sweet and savory treat.

In our home, we often serve these biscuits with a generous serving of sausage gravy for a decadent, comforting breakfast.

They also make for charming mini sandwiches, layered with a slice of ham or some pimento cheese.

And when the summer garden yields ripe, bursting tomatoes, there’s nothing quite like a biscuit sandwich with a thick slice and a dash of salt and pepper.


  • – 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • – 1 cup of milk
  • – 5 tablespoons of mayonnaise


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper for hassle-free cleanup.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the self-rising flour and milk until just combined. You want to handle this batter gently – don’t be too harsh with it.
  3. Stir in the mayonnaise until everything is just moistened, ensuring not to overmix. A few lumps are perfectly fine – they’re the little quirks that make life interesting.
  4. Drop the biscuit dough by generous spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. An ice cream scoop works well for this if you have one, giving them a nice, round shape.
  5. Pop them into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and a clear indication that they’re ready to be enjoyed.
  6. Variations & Tips:
  7. – For a deeper flavor, you can use buttermilk instead of regular milk. It imparts a subtle tang and tenderness to your biscuits.
  8. – Add-ins: Feel like spicing things up a bit? Go ahead and fold in some shredded cheese, chives, or crumbled bacon into the dough. Makes for a pleasant surprise when you take a bite.
  9. – Leftover biscuits? They are just as enticing the next day, gently warmed in the oven or toaster.
  10. – Don’t be surprised if the dough’s consistency is a bit stickier than you’d expect. The mayonnaise adds moisture, which in turn makes the biscuits delightfully tender.
  11. – Mix the dough with a light touch. Overworking it will make the biscuits dense and tough – remember, we’re aiming for soft and fluffy.
  12. So there you have it. A recipe passed down and simplified, easy enough for any rushed morning yet worthy enough for Sunday dinner. Enjoy the warmth, the softness, and the flavor that speaks of home and heart. Happy baking!

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