Recipes from Biscuit Bliss

A good biscuit, fresh from the oven and slathered with creamy butter, is simple, down home, and soul warming. James Villas has baked countless biscuits himself and sampled others from all over the country, and in Biscuit Bliss he shares the very best. No bread is simpler, quicker, and more fun to make: in the time it takes you to wrestle with a cardboard container from the store, you can easily turn out a batch of wholesome, homemade, steaming hot biscuits.

A red bowl filled with triangle-shaped bacon buttermilk scones.

Bacon Buttermilk Scones

Made with bacon and onion and buttermilk, these savory scones are traditionally served with soup, though when you let go of expectations, you’ll find they make a swell breakfast, too.

A spiced peach shortcake on a white plate with spiced peaches layered between two biscuit halves and topped with whipped cream.

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.