A good biscuit is hard to find. Especially if you find yourself temporarily out of the South. Even if you are far from home and you know a trip to your Grandma's isn't around the corner, you can still have some classic, homemade biscuits.
Though people disagree over the best way to make the perfect Southern biscuit, here are 6 delicious recipes that'll take you right back home in one bite.
Mama's Cathead Biscuits
This is a simple, homemade recipe that'll give you big, tasty biscuits every time. These use lard or shortening, are mixed by hand and never rolled. Everybody will wanna visit your house when you're baking up a batch of these beauties.
The Southern Lady Cooks for the recipe.
Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits from Sweet Tea & Thyme are made with almost the same ingredients as the Cathead biscuits above. But the difference is, butter. People like to argue about which is better, lard or butter. We suppose you'll just have to make a batch of each and decide for yourself. In our opinion, you can't go wrong either way.
Fluffy Cream Cheese Biscuits
If you're looking for a biscuit that's guaranteed to be both rich and light, give these
Cream Cheese Biscuits a try. These take a totally different approach than the buttermilk versions. With lots of leavening and 2 kinds of fat, you can't help but get a good treat with each bake.
Buttermilk Cheddar and Herb Biscuits
Sometimes you just want to put a little cheddar in everything! These biscuits are great for their savory, herbed flavor with an added cheesy punch.
Find the recipe at
Eat It & Say Yum.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet Potato may not be the traditional ingredient for a Southern biscuit, but it is a delicious one! You get a little more nutrition with the added vegetable without taking away from the crumbly, biscuit goodness.
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Cornbread and biscuits are both Southern favorites, so why not put them together? These are a little more substantial with the added cornmeal and are full of flavor.
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If you really want to investigate the perfect making of a biscuit, the test kitchens at Southern Living have given it a lot of thought. They've got
a video all about the ingredients and techniques behind the ideal biscuit.