So after I read the scone challenge I had entered several vigorous debates with myself. Where biscuits and scones the same thing? My experience and sensibilities screamed an emphatic NO! After all, I wouldn’t have a stop over in London for BISCUITS. Related? Sure. But the same – …. Several web searches later, I was no more comfortable with the answers than I was at the outset. The consensus is that the difference between the two foods is largely, the amount of sugar added, and the addition of eggs and/or cream.
I made the month’s recipe two days in a row, once with cream, once following the plain recipe. My findings, The scones I’ve had and those I’ve made previously are all cream scones. The cream makes a decidedly different taste and texture. When I made the plain recipe, I agree I’d call it a biscuit. I like that it made a small batch which is nice when cooking for two. However, it wouldn’t make my favorite recipe pile. Still it was a fun month.