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

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Cheddar Cheese Biscuit
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.Vanessa Rees

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

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.Helen Rosner

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

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 »Todd Coleman

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

Honey and Herb Biscuits

Todd Coleman

These rosemary and thyme biscuits go great with braised meats.

Classic Southern Biscuits & Gravy—with a Hint of Heat

Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy
Essential to any Southern breakfast, flaky buttermilk biscuits in thick sausage gravy are a delicious start to the day.Maxime Iattoni

The breakfast of champions.

The Ultimate Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

BISCUITS WITH PANCETTA, COLLARD GREENS, MARBLEIZED EGGS, AND ESPRESSO AÏOLI

BISCUITS WITH PANCETTA, COLLARD GREENS, MARBLEIZED EGGS, AND ESPRESSO AÏOLI
Alvin Cailan of Los Angeles' cultish Eggslut goes pancetta-crazy in this sandwich, using eight slices on top of his gorgeously marbleized egg and cooking the collard greens in pancetta fat.Joseph De Leo

And possibly the best breakfast on Earth.

Eat Your Biscuits for Dessert

BLUEBERRY SLUMP

BLUEBERRY SLUMP

Todd Coleman

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