Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 2012 Daring Baker Challenge - Biscuits

Biscuits... scones... same thing.... sort of... but not really at all.
I am having flash-backs to arguements with my English friends (when I was living over there) about cookies and biscuts and scones and tea all mean different things... And how I say Saturday...   And aparently one time in the whole 6 months that I was with the Australian (who I now refuse to aknowledge the existance of) I said "a-boot" and never lived it down (except that I totally didn't).

This months challenge was Biscuits... Or scones... depending on what part of the world you hail from. If you want a more in-depth explanation of the difference... head over to The recipe archive at the Daring Kitchen and see Audax's explanation..

I love biscuits.. They are comfort food, and EASY  and FAST to make all by yourself comfort food. Easy, fast, and with very few ingredients... and those ingredients are things that you are probably going to have in your fridge/pantry anyway...

At the beginning of the month I had grand plans of how this year was going to be different and I was going to take better care of my blog, and try out a bunch of my favourite biscuit recipes to compare to each other, in addition to the challenge recipe (which is quickly becoming my most favourite)... But life keeps getting in the way... I broke some ribs, i injured my hip flexor, and now im trying to decide what next step is the right choice, and so my blog, and my kitchen has taken a back seat... But I at least got a few of the challenge recipes in, although I didn't get a chance to play around with the recipe and do some alterations, I do think I found a new favourite recipe.  The one thing that I did do, was add more butter that Audax called for

But I will stop rambling now and get to the challenge. Audax was our host this month... and if you aren't a daring baker/cook... then you should be...EVERY month I go and check the forums, Audax has helpful, and SUPER-knowledgeable posts for everyone. He helps solve problems anyone is having, and it is inspiring to see his first attempts at every monthly challenge).. Thanks Audax!

On thing I would like to put out there... If any other daring bakers (or anyone who reads this for that matter) have any tips for higher- alititude baking, I would be greatly appreciative! 

Blog-checking lines: Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

Rather than copy and paste the recipe (as I didn't change anything) I'm sending you to the Daring Kitchen. Download the pdf file of this month's challenge and you too can read all of Audax's well researched and tested information on Biscuits.
Here are my photos... and there would be more, but I may or may not have accidental deleted them on my phone before I uploaded them onto my computer (oops)

Biscuits go GREAT with beef stew when there are wind chill warnings of -45 to -50 (BRRRRRRRR)


  1. Great job on this month's challenge!! You got some beautiful rise and layers in your biscuits. This was definitely not my favorite biscuit recipe... but they were pretty good. How did you get hurt so bad? Hope you are recovering okay...

  2. WOW look at those layers and the height of those biscuits (scones) amazing result so glad you liked the recipe. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.


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