What’s the difference between biscuits and scones?


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There’s a fine line between biscuits and scones. It’s true that your English scones look different than your Southern Buttermilk Biscuits but there is not that much difference between the two. And if you shape your biscuits like scones and scones like biscuits, it’s hard to tell the difference.

Biscuits and scones are often mixed and baked the same way. We use a round biscuit cutter for both.

Typically, scones are made with egg and are a little sweeter. Often scones have fruit or nuts added and may be drizzled with a glaze. But you can add fruit and nuts to a biscuit recipe also. (Some would say that if you, do your biscuits just become scones.)

Scones originated in Scotland; biscuits are thought of as an American food.

If you would like to fancy up your biscuits, add a touch of sugar, some fruit, and maybe some nuts. You can cut them into squares, wedges, or cut them round with a biscuit cutter. You can drizzle a glaze over them. Are they then scones? Does it matter?

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