Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (aka biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!
Great challenge this month! Scones (otherwise known as biscuits in my house, unless you are my 5 year old son and you call anything in this basic shape a muffin no matter how many times mom tells you it is not a muffin) are very versatile. You can pair these up with breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack. They can be savory or sweet. Imagine just about anything and a biscuit can accompany it. See what I mean about versatile!
I was able to make two different batches this month. For my first, I used the recipe that Audax provided and planned to have them as breakfast sandwiches. They were easy to make and you can see that they rose well and had great layering. Delicious with bacon, egg, and cheese and equally delicious slathered in raspberry jam!
For the second batch I used a different recipe. One out of a cookbook that I received as a Christmas gift. I figured that the same basic principles were used and there couldn't be that much difference between the two recipes. Boy, was I wrong. The second batch barely rose at all. I had planned to make a buttermilk variety but someone forgot to pick up buttermilk from the store so I made a cheddar version instead. While they didn't rise well they sure did taste good. Cheese makes everything taste better! Enjoy!