A cookbook filled with recipes, tips and techniques to simplify biscuit-making.

Biscuits Cookbook - Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen

Do you like your biscuits sweet or savory?  Whatever the answer, the new Biscuits Cookbook by Jackie Garvin of Syrup and Biscuits, is filled with plenty of recipes to please any biscuit lover.

Biscuits are a comfort food that any southerner has surely been eating since childhood.  I remember using my granny’s homemade biscuits to sop up cane syrup poured out of a big bottle.  In addition to the many recipes in this cookbook, Jackie’s down-to-earth stories of her Southern heritage bring back some precious memories  for me.

Jackie didn’t actually perfect her biscuit-making skills until after she started her blog.  She says that decades of biscuit failure combined with exhaustive biscuit research has produced surefire techniques, tips and knowledge that is reliable.  That’s what she’s sharing in her cookbook.  Just goes to show you that there’s hope for anyone who’s failed at making homemade biscuits.

By the way, Jackie and I met at a conference 3 years ago and she’s just the sweetest.  Check out her blog when you get a chance.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the sweet and savory recipes for biscuits of every form in this 240 page cookbook:

Baking Powder Biscuits / Cornmeal  Biscuits / Angel Biscuits

Honey Whole Wheat Cream Biscuits / Sweet Potato Biscuits

Garlic Cheese Biscuits / Tavern Biscuits / Dill Buttermilk Biscuits

Mashed Potato Biscuits / Sour Cream and Chive Drop Biscuits

Cathead Biscuits / Yogurt Biscuit Bread / Rosemary Focaccia Biscuit Bread

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits (above)

Double-decker Strawberry Shortcake / Maple Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Toffee Monkey Bread / Biscuit Doughnuts

Chocolate Chip Biscuits with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

Strawberry Banana Nut Biscuit Bread with Buttermilk Orange Glaze

Raspberry Biscuit Pudding

 Raspberry Biscuit Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream Sauce (above)

 Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad on Yogurt Biscuit Bread

Ham, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit Cupcakes

Bacon Cathead Biscuit with Fried Egg and American Cheese

Loaded Baked Potato Biscuit / Pigs in a Biscuit Blanket

Spicy Pimento Cheese Bites

Spicy Pimento Cheese Bites (above)

Homemade Tomato Soup with Cheddar Cheese Thyme Biscuit Croutons

Breakfast Garden Skillet with Biscuit Crust / Double-crusted Summer Vegetable Pie

Skillet Pepperoni Pizza with Biscuit Crust / Chicken and Dumplings

Biscuit Toppings and Biscuit Dough Transformations:

Sausage Gravy / Bacon Tomato Gravy / Cane Syrup and Peanut Butter

Chocolate Gravy / Peach Butter / Strawberry Butter

Hushpuppies / Cheese Wafers / Southern Tea Cakes

Blackberry Cobbler / Peach Raspberry Scones with Peach Glaze


Are you biscuit hungry now?   Make sure to enter to win a copy of this new cookbook and you can start turning out your own homemade biscuits and other biscuit creations.

This giveaway has ended and the winner has been selected.

Congratulations to Pam G.

To enter the giveaway for this cookbook, leave a comment on this post answering this question:

How do you take your biscuits?  Maybe it’s with butter, jam, preserves, honey, ham, bacon, sausage or something else.  Let me know.

Details:  This giveaway closes on Friday, May 15, at midnight EST.  Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.  If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of Biscuits: Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen Cookbook for review purposes.  This giveaway and cookbook photos were provided by Skyhorse Publishing.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

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120 Responses to Biscuits Cookbook Review & Giveaway

  1. brenda m says:

    With jam :)

  2. Louise Finkell says:

    Just butter!

  3. Antonella lucente says:

    OMG!!! Love savoury/sweet any kind. I have yet to master how tomake them!!!! Wishme luck

  4. Dana says:

    Sweet and savory biscuits? I *need* to read this book :) I don’t know how to make biscuits that aren’t dry!

  5. Eileen piehler says:

    Great book

  6. Ann Frances Galley says:

    My favorite way to have biscuits is to split them open while still slightly warm and top them with sweetened fresh strawberries and real whipped cream that I have whipped myself. When our family goes strawberry picking, that evening we do make a meal like that of strawberry shortcakes. Yum!

  7. Cyndi Beveridge says:

    Still warm from the oven with butter.

  8. Pamela Wheaton says:

    My favorite biscuits are rolled lengthwise, cut into breadstick like strips, rolled in butter and baked until crispy brown. I serve with Italian tomato dishes. Of course slightly sweetened biscuits make the very best shortcake for strawberry shortcake. I LOVE biscuits.

  9. Jessica K. says:

    LOTS of butter…sometimes jam.

  10. Robin Chesser says:

    With butter on the first two and then with maple syrup as a “dessert biscuit” sometimes I’ll do as my Dad did, have it with cane syrup!

  11. melissa cushing says:

    My grandmother was the amazing southern cook in our family and she made the best homemade buttermilk biscuits! I would use butter and strawberry jelly BUT I love a really good biscuit with Sausage Gravy too! That is my favorite way to eat them! Love homemade sausage gravy over them…. YUM!

  12. Ruth says:

    There has never been a biscuit I didn’t love-however it was served. Savory, sweet or inbetween….I love them all!

  13. jak says:

    w/butter for sure…..then sometimes jam, sometimes country ham, sometimes bacon….whatever sounds good at the time!!

  14. Ashley B says:

    I like my biscuits with eggs and bacon. A little biscuit sandwich for Sunday mornings!

  15. Patrina M. says:

    I love to have my biscuits with either butter, jam, preserves, honey, or sausage and cheese. I love eating biscuits in several different ways.

  16. jan says:

    smothered in raspberry jam… YUM!

  17. I love my biscuits with butter and honey, but sometimes I use them as the topping for my chicken pot pie. I also don’t mind my husband’s sausage gravy for them, but he hasn’t made it in years.

  18. Linda J. Barnes says:

    The thought of biscuits immediately brings my beloved Mom back to me. Whenever I smell them baking no matter where, I can “see and feel” my Mom all around me. My first memory of biscuits were when I was a very little girl and Mom would be rolling out the biscuit dough. She would always have some special dough on the side for me to roll out with the tiny rolling pin with the red handles she gave me and the special little baking pan just for me. Oh what a treat it was to get into that flour and roll out & cut those biscuits with the unique small cutters she had all ready for me. No matter how imperfect they turned out, she would always tell me they were great. Mom was the family “Biscuit Queen”. Everyone would always ask her to bring them to any of our family and friends’ gatherings. She even sent them to family in the service – including all the way to my sailor brother who was stationed in Okinawa, Japan! Mom could make plain, sweet and savory biscuits – didn’t matter what kind, they were all always devoured! My all time favorite was her Anise Biscuits-my mouth is watering just remembering them. Thank you and Bless you Mom for the love, kindness and memories and oh yes, thank you for those delicious biscuits, too! ♥

  19. I like my biscuit with butter and sorghum.

  20. Amy Mullis says:

    A little butter

  21. Barb says:

    First any biscuit with butter is my friend!!!! But add bacon and eggs on top and i still love it

  22. Tobie K. says:

    I love them with butter and honey!

  23. Anna says:

    Biscuits still warm from oven, butter or cream cheese with fruit preserves.

  24. Robin, you have me drooling in NH. Butter and honey is my pleasure. Have a beautiful weekend! XO

  25. inishgrl125 says:

    love both….sweet with butter or honey or savory with fresh tomato slice topped with sausage gravy!

  26. thomas rusinak says:

    I love to dip the plain buiscuit in sweet tea!!!

  27. pam l says:


  28. Gina says:

    Butter and mayhaw jelly!

  29. Kim says:

    My family either takes their biscuits with butter or gravy

  30. Debra says:

    Butter, jam, gravy or cream cheese – depends on biscuit

  31. Debbie Caraballo says:

    I love my biscuits with either sausage gravy, syrup, or just butter. Thanks for the chance!

  32. sharyl wolter says:

    Warm, with butter and honey.

  33. charlie fincher says:

    Buttermilk biscuits with butter eaten with fig preserves.

  34. Alison says:

    I love biscuits with jam!!!

  35. Patricia says:

    Love my biscuits with Grandmother’s Fig Preserves………..”-)

  36. keshakeke says:

    I LOVE biscuits!!!!!! My biscuits have to be warm with a ton of grape jelly or my favorite is with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff!!!!!

  37. Mary says:

    Flaky biscuits with butter and perhaps homemade jam!

  38. Joan says:

    I take my biscuits anyway I can get them. One of my favorite ways is with a thick slice of a fresh from the garden tomato and a little salt and black pepper. Yum!

  39. libby says:

    I love all biscuits, but especially with bacon and cheese

  40. Samantha Clark says:

    I love my biscuits with Apple Butter!!

  41. Craig Alan says:

    I like my biscuits with butter. Thank you for this giveaway.

  42. Martha says:

    I love biscuits with jelly or jam.

  43. kelly says:

    With honey and butter…. thanks!

  44. Carol says:

    Any kind. Any shape. With or without butter. With or without jam. With gravy. Without gravy. Hot, cold, day old. Just love biscuits.

  45. Gwendolyn Grant says:

    butter or butter with grape jam :)

  46. Tina W says:

    I usually have them with homemade apricot jam, but my favorite indulgence is biscuits smothered with sausage gravy. Yum!!!

    • Carol Baker says:

      How do I take my biscuits? VERY SERIOUSLY!! Whether they are topped with jam, slathered in butter and honey, covered generously with sausage and gravy, or baked atop a creamy pot pie … Yep … biscuits are always the crowning jewel of the table … and they do the tummy good! :)

  47. ten b says:

    toasted, with butter and honey.

  48. Lorry says:

    With melted butter and Cranberry Blossom Honey:)

  49. Ellen says:

    I love warm biscuits with butter and peanut butter, Bacon egg and cheese or sausage gravy. I wish I could make them better, mine make good hockey pucks!!~~~

  50. Jackie Wolinski says:

    Biscuits with honey cinnamon butter oozing is making my mouth water right now. Breakfast sandwiches come in second.

  51. Rosalinda Lopez says:

    I prefer my biscuits with sausage gravy

  52. Sarah Varga says:

    Honey and butter. Keep it simple.

  53. Carla Glover says:

    I love butter biscuits with sausage and gravey ❤

  54. Amanda G. says:

    I absolutely LOVE my fresh biscuits with sausage gravy!! YUM!!!!

  55. Vickie says:

    with my mother’s fig preserves!

  56. Leigh Powell-Smith says:

    I love all biscuits but especially Angel Biscuits. They are light and fluffy. I love them smothered in butter and sausage gravy.

  57. Donna Schnell says:

    Butter and grape jelly or white gravy

  58. Faye Wilds says:

    I love my biscuits any and every way you can make them, but one of my extra favorites is to poke a hole through the center lengthwise fill with cane syrup and chow down……

  59. Jenny Wilson says:

    I take my biscuits hot, fresh and homemade! Covered in my homemade applesauce….mmmm! I can all kinds of yummy foods each year and a family favorite is my fresh applesauce made from local NC apples. I pop open a quart jar, melt some butter in the pot with it and add a bit of sugar…once hot, pour it over homemade buscuits like gravy! Its PHENOMENAL! Will change your life.

  60. Joel. Timmons says:

    All. The. Above. Anything. On. A. Biscuit. Is. Awesome. Including. Sausage. Gravy. Or. Jalapeno. Gravy

  61. theresa krier says:

    hi, i love my biscuits warm with butter, mmmmmmm, thanks for the chance to win

  62. Colleen says:

    Warm from the oven with melted butter and jam

  63. Dawn-Marie Hirsh says:

    Butter and preserves, preferably warm!

  64. Connie Lee says:

    I have a homemade sausage biscuit almost every morning for breakfast, but also love them with butter, jelly, honey, gravy, just about anything.

  65. Tammie B. says:

    hot with butter and mayhaw jelly

  66. Heather B says:

    I take my biscuits with either honey or with gravy.

  67. Donna T says:

    A warm biscuit with butter and maple syrup, can’t be beat!

  68. Rosemary says:

    hot from the over with lots of butter!

  69. Judy Baumann says:

    I like to eat one with sausage gravy and the one with butter and homemade strawberry preserves. I also like my strawberry shortcake with biscuits instead of those little cake thingies.

  70. Pam says:

    Slightly warm with cold butter. Or as a sandwich with bacon.

  71. Kimberly says:

    Two at a time! :) Butter, apple butter, honey, sausage gravy, black raspberry jam, etc.

  72. Diane Cannon says:

    I Love biscuits in everyway you could think of.

  73. Linda Mashek says:

    Warm with butter and honey

  74. Liz says:

    Butter & seedless Blackberry Jam

  75. Mary Gigstad says:

    Bacon or ham and gravy!

  76. Diane Burns says:

    Love biscuits warm with a really good honey.

  77. CHUCK says:


  78. Sarah Johnson says:

    I love biscuits with butter (LOTS)and gravy (Tomato preferred), sorghum syrup or crumbled into milk (prefer buttermilk). Hot or cold !!

  79. Ceil G. says:

    Oh, my homemade strawberry jam with a pat of butter. Craving it now.

  80. Renee Lane says:

    love them with butter and honey

  81. jackie says:

    With butter better yet anyway I can get them. Savory sweet. Yum yum

  82. bc says:

    thick bacon!!

  83. Pauline says:

    Warm from the oven~ plain or with butter.

  84. Margaret says:

    I enjoy Biscuits with a variety of different things, but my all time favorite is with a slice of tomato out of my garden. Probably a southern thing and that’s OK .

  85. DONNA S says:

    With butter & tomato jam. Yum!

  86. JoAn Prewitt says:

    My father was brought up between Oklahoma and Arkansas, in Indian territory. I eat my biscuits the same way he did with butter and molasses! Yum!!!

  87. Jill Van Vlack says:

    I like my biscuits hot with butter! Plain and simple

  88. Gena Roberts Baker says:

    Butter and sorgum are the best!!!

  89. CHRIS CLAYTON says:

    with butter, sopping up some sausage gravy or some buttery mashed potatoes…..biscuits just make the meal feel like coming home!

  90. Jacalyn Pack says:

    I take my warm biscuit with lots of butter and honey.

  91. Angela T says:

    With butter and molasses…Yum!!

  92. Pam Fletcher says:

    With country ham, please.

  93. colleen vierra says:

    With butter.

  94. Susan Broughton says:

    I really like my biscuits with butter and honey. sbroughton61@yahoo.com

  95. Michelle says:

    Every way possible

  96. Annette says:

    I like my biscuits with butter; sometimes I add honey.

  97. Sandy says:

    Honey all the way!

  98. Larry Roger Braden says:

    I grew up on buttermilk biscuits with gravy made from sausage and/or bacon drippings. At 64 years old this is still how I like to eat biscuits.

  99. Charlotte says:

    With butter and honey!

  100. Tom says:

    With butter, eggs, and bacon!

  101. Pam Abshire Gonsalves says:

    Biscuits with white sausage gravy!

  102. Lillian Lane says:

    with honey and butter

  103. Toni French says:

    I like biscuits just as they are with butter and jelly. Or sometimes with sausage or with homemade gravy. They’re good sweet or savory. How about a topping for peach or blackberry cobbler.

  104. maryvibbert says:

    I love biscuits and sausage gravy.

  105. Tina says:

    I like my biscuits with homemade flavored butter! Yum so good.

  106. wesley says:

    i love mine hot right out of the oven with butter or gravy

  107. Grammy5 says:

    I can’t resist a good sausage gravy biscuit but blackberry jam is right up there!

  108. Laura Johnson says:

    I love my crunchy biscuits drowning in sausage gravy!

  109. Shirley says:

    Good old country ham

  110. Jo Anna says:

    I love left over biscuits. Split one in half, spread a little or a lot of butter, toast in oven[or toaster oven], and slather with homemade apple butter.

  111. Ann S. says:

    I love biscuits and sausage gravy!

  112. Maureen says:

    love a buttermilk biscuit with some honey and canadian bacon

  113. Larry says:

    Biscuits with blackberry jam and sausage

  114. Anne White says:

    With butter and jam

  115. ~kimberly says:

    HOT and often… with butter for starters~! Locally made Applebutter, or Honey, of our Virginia Ham~! Heavens, now I want BISCUITS~!

  116. Leslie says:

    For savory; split hot biscuits top with scrambled eggs containing a couple of tablespoons chive sour cream, NM hot green chile (roasted and diced) and a bit of salt and pepper. Plus one more savory idea; Split hot biscuit top with a thin slice of good quality extra sharp cheddar cheese and a good quality Major Greys’ Mango Chutney with plenty of mango,ginger and sultanas*, *large sweet golden raisins. The extra sharp cheddar cheese chutney combo is really great with a good strong black tea preferably Irish or English. Quick; Good and hot split with butter, and honey or boysenberry preserves.

  117. Becky says:

    I take my biscuits anyway I can get them.Hot and buttered with bacon egg and cheese please.

  118. Kat Winchester says:

    With strawberry preserves and ham…..yummo!!

  119. Jackie says:

    I take it with sausage or with syrup.