Biscuits (or scones for you British folk out there)

27 Apr

There is seriously nothing yummier than warm-out-of-the-oven biscuits with butter and homemade jam (Strawberry-lime-Vanilla or Blood Orange Marmalade are perfect).  As a child I spent many hours in my grandmother’s kitchen making these biscuits and I’d have to say it was through this recipe that my passion for baking was ignited.

This is such a simple recipe and really perfect for kids to learn to do on their own.  My grandmother’s version is always made with vegetable shortening (impossible to find in Italy) but I have made them with butter as well.  They aren’t quite as light and airy but tasty just the same.

Here is the step-by-step recipe for BISCUITS:


Take a peek at my daughter’s little film (fast forward) of making these biscuts here.


6 Responses to “Biscuits (or scones for you British folk out there)”

  1. mydearbakes April 27, 2012 at 13:49 #

    Those scones looked so yummy =)

  2. Big Hungry Gnomes April 27, 2012 at 13:58 #

    Your biscuits look lovely and I love that cooking them with your grandma ignited your passion for baking. One of my earliest baking memories was making scones with my granny. I think your photographs are beautiful and I think you improvised scone cutter is a stroke of genius. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. JennO April 27, 2012 at 15:47 #

    Visiting from soule mama…what a wonderful post! I will be stopping back again…I need to try out that recipe and the instructions are fantabulous…love the biscuit cutter! Where in Italy exactly? I vacationed in Sardinia and could have easily planted myself there…forever!

    My wee little blog in Michigan USA

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  4. virginiaplantation May 13, 2012 at 04:33 #

    These look so good! I am opening a bed and breakfast in Virginia so I am always looking for some good recipes! Thanks!


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