I love sharing biscuit recipes with y’all. They are some of my favorite things to make. In fact, September in National Biscuit Month, so it’s only appropriate that I share this before the month’s over. My friends at White Lily are helping us celebrate too. They’re giving one lucky Southern Bite reader a swag bag filled with White Lily goodies! Be sure to scroll to the very bottom of the post for details.
As I’ve said so many times before, White Lily Flour is the secret ingredient here. It’s been a staple in the kitchens of my family for generations. Nothing bakes like White Lily. It’s just about as plain and simple as that.
To start, preheat the oven to 475°F and lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Cut the butter into the flour in a large bowl. Lots of folks seem to be intimidated by this process. Don’t be. You just want to get the butter cut into little pieces so it’s evenly distributed throughout the flour. You can use a pastry blender or a large fork. You can even use two knives. I know several folks that actually freeze their butter and grate it into the flour. I just don’t ever think far enough ahead to be able to have enough time to freeze the butter.
Once the butter is cut in, stir in the cheese,bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Stir in the milk and gently mix until the dough is moistened and it starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonsful onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch Drop Biscuits
- 2 1/2 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (2.8-ounce) packet chopped real bacon (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch salad dressing mix
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 475°F and lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or a large fork. The butter should but cut up to about the size of an English pea. Stir in the cheese, bacon, and salad dressing mix until well combined. Pour in the milk and stir until the ingredients are moistened. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonsful onto the greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutritional values provided are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
As I said, the amazing folks at White Lily are going to send one lucky Southern Bite reader this bag filled with White Lily goodies. To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell me your favorite thing to make with White Lily Flour. For me, it’s biscuits – all the way. (You have until October 7th at midnight to enter. Winner will be chosen at random. US residents only, please.)
Biscuits, hands down! I had to order online but it’s worth it.
Biscuits are always worth it, right!
My mother and grandmother used White Lily exclusively. I always have as well. Just makes everything come out so good. Excellent product!
I couldn’t agree more!
We can’t find White Lily anywhere here in OKC. Would love to try it but no luck in finding it. These look amazing even though I don’t like cheese. I would try them anyways. I love all your recipes and your cookbook.
Thanks so very much, Mistie!
I use White Lily Flour only to make amazing two-ingredient biscuits: heavy cream and White Lily! I even gave White Lily, the recipe, and a biscuit cutter as Christmas presents one year!
What a fantastic gift idea!!
I like to make bread and pound cakes with White Lily. It’s the only flour I use too.
It’s my fav!
For those of you who can’t get White Lily where you live, Amazon has it.
You’re right! Thanks for sharing!
I just found your blog via Christy’s. These biscuits sound divine and I will definitely try them! I’ve never heard of White Lily flour but by all the comments, it has to be awesome! I checked their website and it’s not sold anywhere near me. :/ Thanks for sharing this recipe and I’m a new follower!
Welcome, Pat! I’ll tell Christy thanks for sending you my way! 🙂
I would do love to win this. I guess I used the wrong kind of flour because I tried to make biscuits and they were a total loss? So please pick me, pick me!!
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be a hot buttered biscuit!!! Made with White Lily Flour of course!!! Love this flour in biscuits and esp chocolate chip cookies!!!! My recipe for cookies calls for 3 3/4 c flour…..and I never skimp!!!!
Whipping cream pound cake
This biscuits look amazing!!! I would love to make these and some regular biscuits and gravy with the White Lily flour! Delicious!!
I love making biscuits and pancakes! Its also great for frying up sone fish for tacos! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!
For biscuits for sure!
White Lily is the ONLY flour I use. Cakes, desserts, biscuits, whatever – White Lily is the one to use.
I like to make Callie’s home made Biscuits with
White Lily flour that’s all that is in my house
Biscuits and gravy!! White Lily truly is the best flour!!
Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!
Well I wish we could get White Lily flour here in San Diego. I could surely go for some of those biscuits, they have all my favorite flavors!
Does adding flour to chocolate gravy to thicken it count as a recipe? 🙂 Because chocolate gravy is my favorite thing to eat that has flour in it. Actually, it’s my favorite thing to eat period. lol
Chicken & dumplings!
Cranberry scones is my favorite food to make with White Lily flour! When it is the only flour I use, everything is made with L-O-V-E!
Everything! I’ve only used White Lily for over 40 years of marriage. It’s also the only flour I ever remember my Mother ever using!
Biscuits! Biscuits! Biscuits! Bring on the butter! Bring on the thick slice of tomato! Bring on the gravy!
Biscuits! White Lily for biscuits…White Lily = Biscuits…White Lily IS biscuits! My great aunt swears by White Lily and, of course, her biscuits are the best! 🙂
I love to make biscuits with White Lily flour. They are the best!
I have used White Lily Flour for over 10 years for baking cakes. It is the only flour I
use, there is nothing better.
Cakes are my thing and so is White Lily flour! Nothing but the best!
White Lily self rising flour makes the best biscuits as well as fried chicken!
I, too, love baking biscuits with White Lily Flour. I can tell that l am going to have a great biscuit by the smell of the batter just after l add the milk! I have been known to sneek a little taste at that point…ssshh.
I would make our favorite chocolate chip cookie bars. Thanks for the giveaway!
i would be a white lily newbie … but to echo many of the above comments, i would want to biscuits, all kinds. and judging from what’s said above, white lily biscuits would be finest-kind. -suz in ohio
My Mother taught me that you the only kind of flour to use was White Lily. Makes the best cakes and biscuits.
Love White Lily Flour. Use it for all my baking including biscuits, scones, cakes, etc. My Mother also used White Lily Flour so it’s natural for me to pick up White Lily without even looking at other brands. Have tried several of your biscuit recipes and really love your combinations. I’m sure this one will be great as well.
I can’t make a rolled/cut with a biscuit cutter biscuit to save my life. I make hockey pucks if I try it that way. Drop biscuits on the other hand are my saving grace when it comes to biscuits. They don’t always work well if you want to make a biscuit sandwich, but it’s much easier to eat than my rolled biscuits.
I use White Lily flour for everything! When I was first married and feeling a little rebellious, I tried another brand of flour. What a disaster – my cookies were sticky and my biscuits were not tasty at all. Lesson learned. So for almost 39 years, White Lily is the only flour allowed in my house. I always have all purpose and self rising on hand. I recommend it to everyone, even a man in the grocery store who didn’t know which brand of flour to buy.
Cookies, cookies and more cookies. White Lily is superb.
My favorite recipe using White Lily flower is my mother’s dumpling recipe. They are no fail and the best in her chicken and dumpling recipe. I only use White Lily and keep both self rising and all purpose at all times!
White Lily has always been my family’s favorite. I remember, when I was little, watching my Grandmother make everything with it. Especially biscuits. So many wonderful memories, as I spent time in Tennessee…in her kitchen!
Now, my husband cooks with it! When I cook, I use it for my bread, frying my chicken and porkchops! Everything! It’s the best! Can not wait for Holiday cooking with White Lily!
Larry Roger Braden
I was lucky enough to grow up in the hills of Tennessee in a family of biscuit makers and of course biscuit eaters. White Lily was the flour of choice and there’s nothing that can compare. Sure wish that I could get White Lily in Thailand where I now live.
Nothing like hot biscuits, butter, and honey
I use white lily flour for pie crusts,fried pies,gravy.as a thickner, anything that calls for good ole white lily flour.
I had never heard of White Lily flour until I married into a Virginia family. That is all my mother in law had. I started using it and everything I baked was better. It is the best flour there is. Hard to find on some parts but I say hunt it down, you will be so glad you did.
never tried white lily they have it here where I live
I use White lily flour and cornmeal. I love making cookies with WL flour but the best thing i make is sausage biscuits. To die for.
Favorite is buttermilk biscuits!
Cake, muffins. Anything sweet.
I live in Nebraska. I have looked everywhere for White Lily and can not find it! I want to make biscuits!!!!
Biscuits or cookies. I love baking (and eating what I bake!)
Buscuits because they are always so nice and remind me of mamma’s buscuits. Also live making pizza dough with white lily. I always shop for white lily flour and cornmeal mux.
I don’t believe we have White Lily around where I live but after reading all the wonderful comments I sure would like to try it!!
It’s the best! I love making biscuits with it.
Would love to try White Lily flour. Cannot be found in my area.
I agree with you! White lily makes the most amazing biscuits! That is what I use my White lily for!
These biscuits look so delicious! I’d definitely make them with the White Lily flour if I won it. I’ve actually never had access to it, but would love to!
I love to make pie crust! Now is the time for homemade apple pie! Yum.
I love to bake the best, tasting biscuits using White Lily. I can’t imagine of using anything else.
Enter me in to Win a White Lily Prize Pack please!
i like backing with the white lilly flour taste good and mixes up well.
i make cakes and biscuits with the flour all the time!
Since White Lily is the only flour (and Buttermilk Cornmeal mix) I ever buy, it is hard to say. We love our biscuits (southern thing you know) but also, dumplings, cakes, cookies, breading, etc. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have everything on hand.
i live on the west coast and have never tried white lily flour so when my son and his wife had their new baby i was in cummings georgia and purchased a 5 lb sack of white lily flower and brought it home just to see if it was truly as great as everyone claimed, mind you i had to bring this thing on a plane trip!! well it is as wonderful as it is claimed to be, i also got a small sack of cornmeal – can hardly wait to try it!
Recipe sounds delicious, will make it soon! I have never seen White Lily in grocery stores. Have heard a lot of great comments about it.
A southerner has got to have their biscuits, even though we live in the north one!!
White lily is the best for Tender Chocolate Cake!
I bought my first bag of White Lily this summer and I am very pleased with the results
when baking……especially biscuits and chocolate chip cookies.
mine is peach cobble, its best with fresh peaches but can sliced peaches work as well, top with vanilla ice cream while still warm, YUM
All biscuits, all the time!
Biscuits, biscuits, and more biscuits, I love biscuits all the way.
My favorite things to make with White Lilly are cakes and biscuits. With this recipe you posted I will have to bake up a batch or more for my family tonight. Thank you for this loaded biscuits recipe. I know that’s what my family going to name the biscuits.
I discovered White Lily when I lived in Arkansas. It’s the softest most amazing flour I’ve ever used! If I’m baking, you can bet I’m using White Lily flour!
I have never heard of White Lily Flour. So I went on there website and put my zip code in an none within 25 miles!! I guess it is a southern thing. But I would love to try some so I guess I will go online to buy this product. Thanks so sharing Stacy. Oh I live in NV.
Biscuits are our favorite thing to make with White Lily flour! When we married my husband was in the Air Force. We could not find White Lily flour where we lived. My biscuits were horrible! Next trip home we purchased several bags of White Lily and the biscuits were on then. Thankful for this great staple in my kitchen for 45 years.
biscuits are the best!!
Definitely southern biscuits. Just can’t make a better biscuit than you can with White Lily.
We always love our biscuits, White Lily is the best!
I make cookies often, and I only use White Lily.
Biscuits for the win for hubby! I love my pie crusts!!! TY for the chance!
I have to try these biscuits and will certainly try them with White Lily.
Stacey, I’m with you all the way….there’s just nothing to compare with good old fashioned biscuits made with White Lily flour and I love to slather mine with butter….oh my!
Biscuits all the way here, too! Nothing like ’em with homemade strawberry jam! Wish I could find White Lily up here in southern NJ… have to stock up on my stash of White Lily every time we head to Florida.
I love making biscuits and cakes!!
I’m a Sothern girl, and I LOVE White Lily!! I grew up being told never make biscuits with anything but White Lily, and I have never deviated from that rule.
My favorite recipe is the Southern standard, Buttermilk Biscuits. Makes for THE BEST Red Eye Ham Biscuits in the world.
Thank you, White Lily, for many successful tailgates and luncheons.
Melt-in-your-mouth biscuits are my favorite thing to make.
I love all baked goods, but I guess biscuits are my favorite.
Have never tried Whitelily flour. In Pennsylvania we don’t have it. Would most definitely like to try it out in my baking recipes. Went to Whitelily website and looked at all of their recipes and then went to Amazon and read the reviews. Very highly recommended in the reviews.
Biscuits are my favorite.
I love making everything from scratch. The pride that comes with making anything outweighs things made in bulk. When you have no leftovers, you know everything was good.
Christmas cookies of all kinds made with my kids.
I love to make biscuits, but homemade cinnamon rolls are YUM!
I like waffles – with cinnamon in them.
Biscuits and pancakes!
No salad ranch dressing here in Malta what can I use as a substitute pls?
Go to All Recipes or Taste of Home and search for ranch dressing. You should find a recipe to make your own. That’s what I did.
Bread is my favorite. Yumm
Warm, fluffy angel biscuits are my favorite. With White Lily flour, the angels sing!
Skillet oven-fried buttermilk biscuits are my favorite. I can’t wait to try these though… might even try them fried… yum!
These biscuits are awesome! Nest time I will double the recipe!!! Plus I always have White Lily in my pantry.
I love White Lily biscuits. My mother would poke a hole in the side of the biscuit & pour syrup in the hole & give it to me and tell me to go play. Love those biscuits!
Biscuits for me!
Biscuits, biscuits, biscuits! I love to make biscuits with White Lily flour! Oh….I can’t forgot cookies! I have discovered I love to bake cookies and I won’t use anything but White Lily flour. You can always count on White Lily when you’re baking 🙂
Sounds easy and very good. Can’t wait to try them.
Cakes! Makes beautiful cakes!
Thank you! 🙂
I love biscuits or any bread!
I’m an old man. Wish I had someone to make biscuits for me ! (Sigh)
I’m an old man too. Biscuits are not hard to make. You don’t need anyone to do it for you. I will tell you this. My dad is 90. Still preaches at the Baptist occasionally and makes his own biscuits and cornbread. That said he lives in a Senior Citizen apartment complex that appears to be about 70% female. He has no lack of volunteers to make biscuits, cookies, cakes and peanut brittle among others. Just a suggestion mind you.
How old ARE you Jon?
Jacqueline Marie Robson
My Grandpa taught me how to make biscuits 58 years ago. I still make them the way he taught me to, including the lard!
Biscuits all the way for me too! 🙂
For as long as I can remember, my family has used White Lily for baking biscuits. I tried cheaper brands on a few occasions and my family revolted. It was apparent that right out of the bag as well as in the finished product, WL flour was the best quality flour with its soft and fine texture. Biscuits are this North Georgia gal’s choice all the way!
I love biscuits, they are the best!
I love to make biscuits with white lily self rising unbleached flour,want use anything else,it’s hard to find in my area only can get it in Food Lion and and only one FOOD LION carries it in Asheboro , NC.
I have never had the good fortune of being able to try baking with White Lily flour as I have never seen it where I live. I would love to be able to try it.
Thank you for the chance.