With only a few ingredients, biscuits are one of the cheapest things to make. Yet, most of the confusion and debate comes with handling the ingredients and working with the dough. So after much testing and tasting (we baked at least eight batches), here are our tips for achieving biscuits just about any Southern grandmother would be proud to call her own (see the recipe).
The first step to ensure your biscuits will rise to fluffy perfection is to keep your dairy very cold and to work quickly when handling the dough. Freezing the butter makes it easier to grate and creates air pockets (that turn into steam as the biscuits bake). The result? Extra flakiness.