A reader asked about my biscuit recipes. She also wondered if our biscuits are like plain scones in England and I really don’t know so if any of you know, can you please post the difference in our biscuits and plain English scones.
I have several favorite biscuit recipes I use and they’re all a bit different. A lot depends on what I have on hand to make them. I
The recipe I used yesterday was Easy Homemade Biscuits. This recipe calls for buttermilk. I sometimes have fresh buttermilk but always have buttermilk powder. I also always have milk kefir. I will use fresh buttermilk, buttermilk powder or milk kefir . . whatever I have or whatever is handy and I never notice much difference in the biscuits.
Another favorite is Blake’s Biscuits.
This recipe calls for Pioneer Baking Mix, which I don’t always have. It also calls for sour cream, which I often have but it calls for 1 cup of sour cream, which I usually don’t have. I’ve subbed yogurt or mixed yogurt and sour cream when I have plain yogurt. It also calls for Half & Half, which I rarely have. We use raw milk fresh from the dairy farmer so I strain off the cream and always have cream. This recipe takes a lot of tweaking since I so rarely have all the ingredients needed but these are mighty fine biscuits.
If you’re a sourdough baker, we love these Sourdough Biscuits.
Cream Biscuits are easy to make. They only require self rising flour and heavy cream.
As I was writing this post, I was thinking I would mention which ones are our favorites but I think these are all delicious and couldn’t even choose a favorite. It truly depends on what I have on hand as to what recipe I make.