5 tasty reasons to eat more biscuits on National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

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Can anyone resist a flaky biscuit? When it is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day, there are even more reasons to enjoy one of these tasty treats.

From breakfast to dinner, biscuits are on the menu for National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Whether the home cook bakes some biscuits from scratch, pops open a canned version or buys a batch from your favorite restaurant, biscuits are meant to be on the table today.

In Southern cuisine, biscuits are a staple. Usually Southern style biscuits are made with buttermilk. The recipe is relatively simple and straightforward. Basically, it is flour, salt, butter, baking powder, baking soda and buttermilk.

Unlike many bread recipes, it does not use yeast. The baking powder and baking soda are the leavening agent. Also, biscuits do not have to rise before baking, which is why is can be referred to as a quick bread.

Also, biscuits are perfect to be served with meals because they soak up all the flavors. It is one of the reasons why biscuits and gravy is such a popular dish.

If you are excited to celebration National Biscuit Day, here are 5 reasons to enjoy one at every meal.

Red Lobster all day biscuit menu

Who doesn’t love those Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Recently, Red Lobster released Natiousing their iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits. From breakfast to dinner to even a sweet and savory dessert, there are a variety of recipes that are very tempting. This menu shows how versatile biscuits can be.


Biscuit Pizzas

Have you ever made a biscuit pizza? Since a biscuit is a dough, it can be used as a pizza crust. One tip when making this pizza, consider the thickness to toppings ratio. While you want all the flaky biscuit layers, you do want to enjoy the toppings, too. Experiment a little to determine what you like best.

Biscuits and soup

While some people love dumplings in their soup, why not switch them for some biscuits. Break up a biscuit into a soup and enjoy. This idea works particularly well in a tomato bisque.


Biscuits and dessert are a perfect combination. Whether it is a strawberry shortcake or cobbler, biscuits work quite well in a sweet recipe. Even if you just take the leftover biscuits from dinner and smother them in jam, it is a sweet way to end the meal.

Popeyes Biscuits

While the Southern Chicken Sandwich might be popular, those Popeyes Biscuits cannot be forgotten. On May 14, Popeyes and Uber Eats will be giving away a free biscuit with a $15 minimum purchase. While it is just one free biscuit, you can order more.

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How are you celebrating National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?