Tender Cheesy Biscuits or Scones?
There are subtle differences between a country style biscuit (think KFC and Pillsbury) and a scone. Depending on who you’re speaking with they’ll tell you that biscuits and scones are the same thing.
The differences are:
● Biscuits are made to be eaten as bread with a meal served with gravy and therefore tend to lean on the savoury side. Scones on the other hand are generally served with tea and often contain fruits and tend to be sweet.
● Biscuits are generally made with vegetable shortening, lard or butter. The liquid varies from milk to buttermilk. Scones often call for butter, cream and milk. The fat (shortening, lard, butter) to flour ratio is significantly less in biscuit. Scones call for more fat.