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The Serious Eats Guide to Biscuits

Marissa Sertich Velie 8 comments

There's a type of biscuit for just about every occasion, and lately we've been exploring several of the most common types. Here's a look at those biscuits, plus the backstory on lesser-known varieties, like beaten biscuits and benne-seed biscuits. More

How to Make Mildly Sweet Sweet-Potato Biscuits

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Sweet potatoes started out as a way of stretching expensive refined flour in biscuit doughs for those who couldn't afford otherwise, but they're not just an economical step: They create moist, flavorful biscuits that are even more likely to be tender, because some of that sweet potato replaces what would otherwise be wheat gluten. Here are the steps to make them. More

Mildly Sweet Sweet-Potato Biscuits

Serious Eats Marissa Sertich Velie 2 comments

Sweet potatoes started out as a way of stretching expensive refined flour in biscuit doughs for those who couldn't afford otherwise, but they're not just an economical step: They create moist, flavorful biscuits that are even more likely to be tender, because some of that sweet potato replaces what would otherwise be wheat gluten. Here are the steps to make them. More

How to Make Pillowy (and Pretty) Angel Biscuits

Marissa Sertich Velie 10 comments

The angel biscuit is the lovechild of a biscuit and a soft roll: using both baking powder and yeast for leavening, they are guaranteed to rise to pillowy heights. The final result is featherlight and soft with a buttery, biscuit-y flavor. They make a great vehicle for sliders or sandwiches, but are equally as good split in half and served with butter, honey, or jam. More

Pillowy (and Pretty) Yeasted Angel Biscuits

Serious Eats Marissa Sertich Velie Post a comment

The angel biscuit is the lovechild of a biscuit and a soft roll: using both baking powder and yeast for leavening, they are guaranteed to rise to pillowy heights. The final result is featherlight and soft with a buttery, biscuit-y flavor. They make a great vehicle for sliders or sandwiches, but are equally as good split in half and served with butter, honey, or jam. More

How to Make Light and Tender Cream Biscuits

Marissa Sertich Velie 10 comments

Short of a box mix, the cream biscuit is by far the simplest biscuit formula out there. You just whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and then gently stir in some heavy cream. That's it. In fact, the biscuit dough will probably be done before your oven has fully preheated. How could something so basic and easy be so tasty? The answer is hidden in the cream. More

Light and Tender Cream Biscuits

Serious Eats Marissa Sertich Velie 10 comments

Short of a box mix, the cream biscuit is by far the simplest biscuit formula out there. Dry ingredients are whisked together and heavy cream is gently stirred in. That's it. In fact, the biscuit dough will probably be ready before your oven has fully preheated. More

How to Make the Quickest Biscuit-Egg Breakfast Sandwiches Imaginable

Daniel Gritzer 6 comments

Delicious drop biscuits—quick and easy to make—are stuffed with scrambled eggs loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, a touch of feta, and plenty of fresh dill. On the surface, this may seem like a lot of work just for breakfast, but it actually couldn't be easier to prepare. More

Scrambled Egg and Cheese Drop-Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches

Serious Eats Daniel Gritzer Post a comment

Delicious drop biscuits—quick and easy to make—are stuffed with scrambled eggs loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, a touch of feta, and plenty of fresh dill. On the surface, this may seem like a lot of work just for breakfast, but it actually couldn't be easier to prepare. More

How to Make Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

Marissa Sertich Velie 14 comments

A traditional drop biscuit requires just five ingredients and is quick and easy to make. With its buttery, salty flavor, and cloud-like bite, the final result tastes anything but ordinary. More

Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits

Serious Eats Marissa Sertich Velie 7 comments

Fannie Farmer of the famed Boston School of Cooking, called drop biscuits "Emergency Biscuits," which is appropriate considering that all you need to make them is 25 minutes and five basic ingredients. Not only are these quick to make, but they're also super fluffy and tender. More

How to Make Super Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Marissa Sertich Velie 22 comments

We cracked the code to making the fluffiest, softest buttermilk biscuits. Here's a step-by-step guide to do it at home. More

Super Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Serious Eats Marissa Sertich Velie 22 comments

The humble, yet mighty, buttermilk biscuit is an American quick bread that uses baking powder and steam to create layers that are moist, rich, and tender. This recipe creates perfectly light and unbelievably flaky buttermilk biscuits have been perfected through round after round of testing. They're delicious served alongside fried chicken, barbecue, or with whipped cream and strawberries. More

The Best Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

The strawberries macerate while the biscuits come together, and while the biscuits are baking, you make the whipped cream: in short, this recipe requires no downtime and dessert is ready in a snap. More

Best Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcakes

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 12 comments

How do you make the world's fastest strawberry shortcakes without sacrificing flavor or quality? Super-easy cream biscuits are the key to this summer dessert that comes together in 25 minutes or less. More

Taste Test: British Digestives

Sweets Robyn Lee 29 comments

We put 12 brands of plain British digestives (including budget and regular) to the test. More

One Bowl Baking: Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

These flakey folded biscuits are chock full of sharp cheddar and salty ham. No mixer required. More

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 11 comments

These flakey folded biscuits are chock full of cheese and salty ham. No mixer needed. More

10 Sweet Biscuit Recipes We Love

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

Is there such a thing as a bad time for a biscuit? We don't think so. So explore their sweet side with these 10 easy recipes. More

Surveying the Madness at Empire Biscuit, the East Village's 24-Hour Biscuit Restaurant

New York Nick Solares 8 comments

Empire Biscuit, the 24-hour biscuit shop in the East Village, gets its namesake right. Just keep your order simple. More

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