A collection of more than 35 of the best biscuit and scone recipes from around the web. From sweet cranberry lemon scones to savoury cheddar dill drop biscuits, this list has something for everyone including vegan and gluten-free recipes.
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Who doesn’t love a flaky, buttery biscuit?
Whether you want to serve them with breakfast, have them for lunch or with a big bowl of soup, biscuits and scones are versatile baked goods that are pretty quick and easy to make.
They come in endless varieties from savoury to sweet and can even be made gluten-free and vegan.
Generally you only need a few simple ingredients and about 30 minutes to whip up a fresh batch and they will usually keep well for a few days in an airtight container.
We have put together a list of over 35 recipes we think you will enjoy.
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Sweet Scones & Biscuits
Sweet scones and biscuits are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack with afternoon tea.
Sweet biscuits are often filled with fruit or chocolate. The dough will generally contain more sugar than you would find in savoury varieties and quite often they are drizzled with some type of icing or coated in sugar before baking.
Some of our favourites are Cranberry Lemon Scones, Pumpkin scones with chocolate chips and Cinnamon Raisin scones. But we’ve put together a list of fifteen sweet biscuits and scones we think you will love.
Bakery Style Cranberry Lemon Scones
These bakery style cranberry lemon scones are finished with a tangy lemon drizzle. Perfect for breakfast or with a cup of afternoon tea.
Often when you think of savoury biscuits the traditional buttermilk biscuit comes to mine. But there are so many delicious varieties that go beyond the basic five ingredient biscuit.
Savoury biscuits may have additions like herbs, bacon, cheese or onions and are fantastic served with soups and stews. They make a great addition to a dinner table in a bread basket, and work well to make little sandwiches for breakfast or lunch.
We love cheddar dill drop biscuits with a bowl of creamy soup, herbed angel biscuits served in a bread basket, or sourdough biscuits for egg sandwiches.
We’ve made sure to include something for everyone in our list.
Easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
These easy flaky buttermilk biscuits are the perfect side dish for your dinner table. Buttery and flaky, these biscuits are terrific served with soup, stew or chilli, or are perfect for breakfast with some butter and jam.
Fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, these Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones are stuffed filled with cheese and bacon. These savoury scones are great on their own or as a side with your favourite soup.
While biscuits and scones are traditionally made with lots of butter and milk, and sometimes eggs, we know that not everyone can have dairy or eggs whether due to allergy or dietary preferences. That doesn’t mean that they should not get to enjoy these delicious baked goods.
The good news is it is possible to make biscuits and scones both vegan and delicious.
We have found some sweet and some savoury versions that we think you will enjoy, some of these are even gluten-free.
Southern-Style Vegan Biscuits And Gravy
These flaky and filling vegan biscuits and gravy will hit the spot at any time of day! Make vegan and vegetarian biscuits and gravy in under 30 minutes!
Because the primary ingredient of biscuits and scones is flour, you may wonder if it is possible to make them gluten free, and how they will taste if you do.
We are happy to tell you that it is possible to make a gluten free scone. They do take a bit of testing to get the recipe correct, but thankfully there are recipe developers who specialize in gluten-free baking who have done that work for us.
We found several gluten-free recipes that we think you will enjoy, from pumpkin scones to cheddar biscuits. Make sure to visit and save these recipes for later.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones
These soft & tender Pumpkin Scones are both gluten-free and vegan. They are topped with a delicious icing & a maple pumpkin spice drizzle! Perfect for fall.
Parchment paper – We love using parchment paper on our baking sheet as it helps prevent the biscuits from sticking and makes clean-up easy.
Baking sheet – We use standard, aluminium baking sheets. They are light, cook evenly, and large enough to make a full batch. They also stack nicely for storage and are fairly inexpensive.
Round biscuit or cookie cutters – Many biscuits call for being rolled and then cut with a round cutter. We like to keep a variety of sized on hand so we can make our biscuits larger or smaller depending on how we will be serving them. A set of round cutters will be useful in the kitchen for both biscuits or cookies.
Rolling pin – A rolling pin is a must and when we are making biscuits we prefer using a marble rolling pin. The marble rolling pin is heavy so you don’t need a lot of pressure to roll the dough. The dough doesn’t stick to it as easily as wooden rolling pins and it stays cool which is important with biscuit dough.
Pastry mat – A pastry mat isn’t required, but it makes clean up so easy. The pastry mat is made of a material that prevents sticking so the scones are easy to lift to the baking sheet and it helps keep the sticky dough off the counter.
Cooling racks – Cooling racks are important so that the scones will cool evenly and prevent the bottoms from getting soggy or overcooked, which can happen when left to cool on the baking sheet.
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