Basically, they are what you knew as biscuits when you were a child. However many scones are fancied up with raisins, flavors, etc.
What we called "biscuits" when I was a child, I now call "cookies". I first tasted scones about 10 years go at a friend's place. They were good and I asked for the recipe but have never actually made them.
What we called "biscuits" when I was a child, I now call "cookies".
Bjd, I should have put Kerouac's name in my response to make it clear I was talking about biscuits for someone who grew up in the US. Scones and biscuits are made essentially the same way. The differences in their basic versions would be that biscuits are meant to be served as a bread, so aren't sweet at all and also lack the egg glaze of a scone. If you look at Cheery's picture, you can see that slight split in the scones where they could be pulled apart by hand. All biscuits will have the same split because of the similarity in ingredients and preparation. A person who had only ever eat scones would say "Oh, a scone" upon tasting a biscuit and vice-versa for a person who only knew biscuits upon trying a scone.
Cheery your scones look like we had at the tea garden in Hampton Court. They also had raisins in them. Normally here we just make them plain or with cheese. Either way we always pile on the strawberry or apricot jam and a good blob of cream.
When KFC first opened in France, they put the usual American biscuit in all of the meal boxes. It didn't take long for that to stop because they quickly discovered that absolutely nobody was eating them.
I'm not saying that they are bad -- they just didn't fit the local culture. If they had put a couple of pieces of baguette in the boxes, they almost certainly would have been eaten.
It's been a long time since I've had a KFC biscuit, but I remember them as heavy and sort of gummy -- not nearly as nice as a homemade biscuit. If the ones in France were like the ones in the US & Mexico, it's no wonder no one ate them.
I can't speak for Popeye's now, but original, owned-by-Al-Copeland Popeye's fabulously delicious fried chicken also featured wonderful biscuits. It was said they were deep-fried and indeed they had a crunch and flavor no other biscuit has.
Sorry ~ veering away from British food. Is fried chicken a thing in Britain?
It seems to be a thing now, just from reading the press, but most incarnations tend to be inspired by either Southern US fried chicken or various Asian versions. But we need some Brits or residents of the UK to weigh in. www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/the-best-fried-chicken-in-london Here is this for what it is worth, but there seems to be far too much breading and thus fried grease. I confess I liked the Shawarma place photo more than the others.
Blintzes are very similar to crêpes. There is a smaller Russian pancake that looks more like those, but I forget the name. Delicious with smoked salmon or trout.
I'd gladly eat the shawarma dish but the others are just simply too greasy; I'd be feeling unwell for a few days after. Today I bought a braised dish of 2 large turkey drumsticks, but it isn't at all greasy, from a good butcher's at Jean-Talon market. That will make 4 meals for me, with basmati rice and either a salad or a veg stir-fry.
Banned?? How can they ban the world’s finest food?
Who knows what the thought process is- - Australia and Canada and technically Denmark. Australia has Vegemite to replace it; but apparently even that can be used to make moonshine too , Canada but Ovaltine is banned too and Denmark because it is fortified .