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A question about a recipe: Cream Biscuits

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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 over 5 years ago
3 answers 1723 views
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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 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!

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 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.