Biscuits & Such

A Southern Food Blog



{Drop Biscuits}

Serving Size: 7-8 biscuits

4 cups flour

2 tsps baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsps salt

2 sticks butter

2 1/4 cups buttermilk

Heat oven to 400°F.

Mix together dry ingredients. Cube butter and work in with your hands, breaking the butter up into small pieces and mixing in with the dry ingredients until the texture resembles cornmeal. Stir in the buttermilk.

Use a spoon to drop the dough into a drop biscuit pan or onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Cooking Tip:

The secret ingredient is always butter (salted butter).

Fun Fact:

Elena has a “Culinary Life List” on her blog listing her culinary bucket list!


{Meyer ‘15}

Serving Size: 4

4 oz Gin

4 oz Meyer lemon simple syrup (see below)

16 oz Prosecco

Lemon for garnish

Fill each glass with 1 shot of gin and 1 shot of simple syrup. Top with Prosecco. Give it a good stir and garnish with a lemon slice. Serve and enjoy!

{Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup}

Bring 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups water to a gentle boil in your widest pan.  Slice 3 Meyer lemons paper thin.  Simmer for 30 minutes. Allow the lemons to cool completely in the syrup before straining out.

Meet Elena:

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr is a photographer, cookbook author, and Southern food writer. A native of Durham, N.C., Elena created her food blog Biscuits and Such ( to celebrate the unique food culture of the American South. She currently lives in Wilmington, N.C., with her husband and pups. 

Elena comes from a family of food lovers on every side and her blog has been a natural extension of that passion. She believes that food is love, that to feed someone is to nourish their spirit, as well as their body.  Her recipe archives feature hundreds of recipes, cooked and photographed by her hands and fed to family and friends. 

Elena’s published work includes: The American Cookbook (February 2014), The Meat Cookbook (September 2014), The No Time To Cook Book (Coming April 2015).

Follow Elena:


@elenabrent / @biscuitsandsuch


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