Tall and Fluffy Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2008

Tall, fluffy, and tangy, drop biscuits are the holy grail of biscuit making, but they require just the right mix of ingredients and technique.

SERVESMakes 12 biscuits

TIME1¼ hours

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To create a rustic biscuit recipe that would produce extra-fluffy, moist, tender rolls with crisp, golden-brown tops, we tried lard, vegetable shortening, and butter, both separately and in combination. The biscuits made with lard or shorte...

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