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An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits


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You know about Duke’s mayonnaise, right? It’s the smooth, creamy, flavorful mayo that Southerners have loved since Mrs. Eugenia Duke began sharing it with the world in 1917 from her home in Greenville, SC. (You haven’t really had a proper tomato sandwich unless you’ve had one with Duke’s.) πŸ˜€ I was raised on it, as my South Carolina-born dad insisted upon it.

Well, this perfectly tangy mayonnaise has finally made it to Texas over the past few years, so it’s all I use now. So when I wanted an easy drop biscuit recipe, I checked out their site for ideas.

I was not disappointed.


I saw that they had a 3-ingredient drop biscuit, which sounded perfect and fast, so I whipped up a batch. They were great! I stirred them together in about 3 minutes flat, used a cookie scoop to drop them onto a cookie sheet, and baked for about 12 minutes.


The resulting biscuit was rather like a cross between a roll and a biscuit; they were light and didn’t rise super-tall; they actually looked more like a dinner roll. They had a very good flavor and were devoured by my family, no questions asked.


Here’s the recipe:

Duke’s 3-ingredient biscuits:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup milk
2 cups self-rising flour


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine milk and mayonnaise. Stir until completely combined and smooth.

Add the flour. Stir until just incorporated. Dough will look quite wet.

Use a large spoon or cookie scoop to form biscuits, dropping scoops onto a sprayed or greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-14 minutes in center of oven. Tops will lightly brown. Made 12 with my generously-sized scoop.



Serve with butter, jam, honey, or even with a slice of ham. My easy apple butter is great on a biscuit! So good! I hope you’ll check out the Duke’s website, too, as they have some recipe variations, like jalapeΓ±o-cheddar. Click here for their site.

I hope you will give these easy, tasty biscuits a try, and let me know how you like them! They really are a yummy timesaver in my kitchen.

In case you’re wondering, I am in no way affiliated with Duke’s or their owners. I’m just a lifelong fan. πŸ’—

Copyright 2014 Stephanie Hill Frazier. All rights reserved.


11 thoughts on “An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

  1. I just seen the 3 ingredient dukes biscuits which we make all the time but we also make our cornbread the same way with cornmeal dukes mayo and milk and here in nc we had fresh crackling to our cornbread and its so delicious !!!! Thank you dukes were 5 generations of enjoying dukes !!!!

    1. Susan, it really is the best, isn’t it? My dad taught us that it is the best, and his mother must’ve been where he learned about it. 😊 That’s pretty special.

  2. So easy and good. I didn’t have milk so added evaporated milk. When they came out of the oven brushed with honey butter. They were very light and fluffy.

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