6 Recipes for Better Biscuits

Nail your biscuit basics and make towering breakfast sandwiches

Comforting, warm, and oh-so buttery, homemade biscuits are hard not to love. And while we’ll gladly eat any biscuit that crosses our path, these are the biscuits we dream of most.

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

When making these buttery little biscuits, opt for a true American cheese—fourth-generation Wisconsin cheesemaker Sid Cook, of Carr Valley Cheese, advised us to use a three-year-old extra-sharp cheddar. Get the recipe for American Cheddar Cheese Biscuits »

When making these buttery little biscuits, opt for a true American cheese—fourth-generation Wisconsin cheese maker Sid Cook, of Carr Valley Cheese, advised us to use a 3-year-old extra-sharp cheddar. Get the recipe for Cheddar Cheese Biscuits »

Liz Smith’s Biscuits

Liz Smith’s Biscuits

This biscuit recipe from writer Liz Smith was one of the late Nora Ephron’s favorites; it was included in Ephron’s memorial service program.

This biscuit recipe from writer Liz Smith was one of the late Nora Ephron’s favorites; it was included in Ephron’s memorial service program. It first appeared in the tablet edition of our Jan/Feb 2014 SAVEUR 100 with the article Remembering Nora Ephron. Get the recipe for Liz Smith’s Biscuits »

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

Chef Jeremy Sewall of the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston shared with us his secret for his excellent biscuits: Use grated frozen butter in the batter to prevent the dough from getting overworked and tough. Get the recipe for Honey Buttermilk Biscuits »

Chef Jeremy Sewall of the Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston shared with us his secret for his excellent biscuits: Use grated frozen butter in the batter to prevent the dough from getting overworked and tough. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article Island Creek Oyster Bar Biscuits. Get the recipe for Honey Buttermilk Biscuits »

Herb-Flecked Honey Biscuits

Honey and Herb Biscuits

Instead of plain dinner rolls, we like to serve these fluffy biscuits, fragrant with rosemary and thyme.

These rosemary and thyme biscuits go great with braised meats.

Classic Southern Biscuits & Gravy—with a Hint of Heat

Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

Essential to any Southern breakfast, flaky buttermilk biscuits in thick sausage gravy are a delicious start to the day.

The breakfast of champions.

The Ultimate Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

Biscuits with Pancetta, Collard Greens, Marbleized Eggs

Biscuits

And possibly the best breakfast on Earth.

Eat Your Biscuits for Dessert

Blueberry Slump

A sticky biscuit dough is dropped onto blueberries in this classic New England dessert, which is called a “slump,” “grunt,” or “cobbler,” depending on who you’re asking. Get the recipe for Blueberry Slump »

Trade out jam for a base of cooked fruit topped with rounds of biscuit dough.