Friday, October 16, 2009

Making savory biscuits

Everybody's making savory biscuits and scones. In the last two days, Posie Gets Cosy made a Chicken Stew with Biscuits; Emma Bowen made Gruyere and Herb Scones on Design*Sponge; and Smitten Kitchen made JalapeƱo-Cheddar Scones. I want to make some too.

What's the difference between a biscuit and a scone? Also, do I really need biscuit cutters to make these recipes?


sarah said...

i cut biscuits with a glass.

and yes, what *is* the difference between a biscuit and a scone?

Erin said...

I did some research and found out that it's a boring old American British rivalry. In Britain, a biscuit is a hard cookie.

Anonymous said...

I generally consider scones to be sweetish baked goods to be consummed with tea or coffee, while a biscuit to me means something to go with a meal like stew.

I cut my scones with my metal one-cup measuring cup. Works great! Nice and sharp.

Erin C.