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A question about a recipe: Cream Biscuits


why are these called biscuits? they look like scones. the recipe's like a cream scone recipe i've used. so what's the difference?

asked by caddysnax almost 5 years ago
3 answers 1599 views

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

Biscuits and scones are kissing cousins. I'm guessing since these are barely sweetened, they've been called biscuits. We Americans like our scones sweet!


Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added almost 5 years ago

"biscuits" to Europeans tends to encompass a broader group that may include crackers, some types of cookies, scones, and what we think of as an actual biscuit, which hla correctly calls kissing cousins to scones.