by: Rita Held, Angostura Culinary Ambassador

Hardly anything is more satisfying than homemade biscuits warm out of the oven, except those made with Angostura Bitters. Our delicious biscuits have more than one personality: They can be dropped by the spoonful onto the baking tray, or with a bit less milk, rolled and cut out. And, they can be savory or a little sweet. Whichever you choose, Angostura biscuits are perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Try these versatile biscuits with our Bitter Honey-Glazed ham!

Basic Angostura Drop Biscuits

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 14

Calories per serving: 130

Fat per serving: 6 g


  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp double acting baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 C whole milk or 2% (2/3 cup milk for cut-out biscuits)
  • 1 Tbsp. Angostura® Aromatic Bitters
    Slightly Sweet Variation
  • 1/3 C currants
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 Tbsp. Angostura® Aromatic Bitters or 2 Tbsp. Angostura® Orange Bitters


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut butter into slices.
  4. Add to flour, cutting in with two knives, or use a pastry blender or your
  5. fingers, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  6. Stir together milk and Angostura.
  7. Add to flour mixture and gently stir until moistened.
  8. Drop batter by the heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Let rest 5 minutes.
  9. Bake 13-14 minutes.
  10. Serve warm.
    Slightly Sweet Variation
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Use 2 Tbsp. sugar with the flour, baking powder and salt; whisk together.
  3. Cut in butter.
  4. Stir currants into flour mixture.
  5. Add orange zest to the 1 C milk and stir in Angostura.
  6. Stir into flour mixture.
  7. Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake 13-14 minutes.
  9. Serve warm.


Rolled, Cut-Out Biscuits

Proceed as above, using 2/3 cup milk for either the savory or sweet variation. Dough will be on the moist side, but should form into a ball with your hands. Place on a well-floured surface and knead 10-15 times, sprinkling with extra flour so that dough is not sticky. Roll or pat out to about 1/2” thick. Cut into rounds with a 3” cookie cutter or rim of a glass. Place rounds on sheet tray. Fold over dough, knead once or twice and roll out. Cut rounds until dough is used up. Bake 13-14 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12 cut-out biscuits

Angostura Orange Angostura Bitters Biscuits

Nutrition information per Basic Drop Biscuit (14 biscuits total): 130 calories, 2g protein, 16g carb, 6g fat, (3.5g sat. fat), 15mg chol, 190mg sodium, 0g fiber

Nutrition information per Drop Biscuit–Slightly Sweet Variation (14 biscuits using 1/3 cup currants and 2 Tbsp sugar): 140 calories, 2g protein, 20g carb, 6g fat, (3.5g sat. fat), 15mg chol, 190mg sodium, 1g fiber