I almost said that I’ve never made biscuits from scratch, which seems crazy for a Texan who loves to bake…but I’ve made scones! Looking back at those, they weren’t too pretty, but they sure tasted good and had a light texture. Not convinced that I’d mastered scone or biscuit-making by any means, I was happy about this challenge, especially since Audax was hosting! He always provides such a wealth of knowledge and help for both the Daring Bakers and Cooks that I felt confident with his instructions.
I fully expected my first batch to be a flop, and it was. I went with the basic scone recipe and think the problem was that the dough was way too wet; I shouldn’t have used the full amount of milk. Audax did say that a moister dough makes lighter scones, but I definitely passed that point! However, the amorphous lumps were still light and I had no problem polishing them off… Continue reading