American biscuits are basically scones without sugar. As such, you can smother them with jam without any guilt. They also go beautifully with fresh carved ham, chunks of fried chicken, sausage, fresh fruit and slatherings of butter.
Biscuits taste much better when freshly baked and warm. You can freeze the dough cut-outs you are not going to use, and simply increase your cooking time when you do want to bake them (add 3 to 5 minutes, and continue to cook if necessary). Americans typically cut the biscuit in half and add butter and jam, but they taste great plain as well. Serve with rashers of streaky bacon, hash browns and some fruit salad.
Instead of 230ml buttermilk you can use chilled or natural yoghurt thinned with whole milk.
Wanted to recreate my favourite American breakfast in the UK and this recipe was perfect. Found all the ingredients easily in my local supermarket. TREX was next to the butter in the refrigerators and baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda. Used the kenwood K beater to rub the fats into the flour then just added the buttermilk. Buttered and served with Oscar Mayer bacon yum! - 08 Mar 2015
Good tips. - 14 Dec 2015
Very easy, soft, fluffy scones, delicious! Being English, I had to add two tablespoons of sugar, and use only butter, but the recipe works really well and is so quick to make. I can highly recommend it. - 30 Mar 2014