Scones Vs Biscuits
For all those outside the States who have read Little House on the Prairie and wondered what biscuits were, I'll let you know what I have learnt on my time on the net. Since blogging, the exchange of information seems to be speeding up. Still I have come across some interesting things in my love of biscuit research lol. I even tried with my limited knowledge at the time to make biscuits and gravy. To an Australian, putting white sauce on scones is... well I won't say. Thankfully these days, the Pioneer Woman has a picture with sausage. I am not sure if we can buy an equivalent in meat here. I used sausage mince, which we use to make sausage rolls. My understanding is now, perhaps sausage is just a flavoured mince? Who knows. Maybe someone who has been to the two countries can shed some light on it.
Pioneer Woman's Biscuits and Gravy
I used the biscuit recipe from Hillybilly Housewife. A very popular site for those trying to save money. I have the gravy recipe I used in a marbig folder (I think that link is the one I used), but with Pioneer Woman it is more a complete unit to use.
What I have noticed for those who say why don't I just use a scone recipe. If you compare them, biscuits has lots more butter in them. For Aussie scones, there is usually only one ounce or 30g of butter from memory.
Therefore in our country we don't have Bisquik in the stores, but we do have a scone mix. I used it to make this great recipe for a pork dinner from Betty Crocker. A great site.
Here is a great post about apple biscuits.
A great biscuit recipe here from an Mennonite cookbook.
My favourite savoury scone, is the ham ones, with very finely chopped ham that I learnt in High School (I actually went to a Tech School). There were herb ones and cheese. Will have to check that out and perhaps post the recipe. I still have my text book.
Scones are a delight to me, same with biscuits (US). Please add your comments or memories.