The Difference In Scones And Biscuits Lies In One Ingredient
By Angel Albring
In the U.S., biscuits are a type of quick bread made from flour, salt, butter or shortening, and milk. Scones add eggs and sugar, changing the bread’s texture and flavor.
Eggs make scones denser and more cake-like in texture, while the sugar makes them sweeter than biscuits. The type of flour, milk, or cream used can create subtle differences, too.
These ingredients, though, are just the basic recommendations, as you can add nuts and spices to scones to make them more savory, or add things like blueberries and lemon zest.
Scones may require a bit more work since they include extra ingredients and the dough needs to be shaped, but overall, they aren’t much harder to make than typical biscuits.