It's dead easy, cheap, and you won't spend hours waiting for yeast to rise. Here are a few secrets to ensure your biscuits turn out flaky and delicious every time.
1. Use cold ingredients. Unlike yeast breads that need to be warm, with biscuits the colder the better.
2. Cut your fat into the dry ingredients with two knives, a pastry blender, or the edge of a fork. These little bits will melt and create steam, giving you flaky biscuits.
3. Handle the dough as little as possible, and place your biscuits in the freezer for a few minutes before baking in a very hot oven.
4. Bake the biscuits on the top rack of your oven.
5. Let them cool on a wire rack. If you let them cool on the pan the bottoms will go soggy, and no one likes soggy biscuits.