Making Soda Biscuits

Me, with my basket of biscuits!

Me, with my basket of biscuits!

These are called soda biscuits and would be like the scones we make today in England.  The recipe is simple:

2 cups white flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

3 tbsp. dripping

Mix dry, work in fat, add buttermilk.  Do not mix too much, but blend enough to make a ball of dough.

Roll and using a mug cut out circles of dough

Place on a baking tray and bake at 210 degrees centigrade for 12 minutes.

Warm biscuits ready to eat

Warm biscuits ready to eat

We boiled up some blackberries, which jammed themselves without any additional pectin!  We had this blackberry jam with our just baked, still warm biscuits.


15 thoughts on “Making Soda Biscuits

  1. Sounds lovely. Our blackberries aren’t quite ripe yet. Looking forward to blackberries in the next week or so-will need to try them with this recipe.

  2. Lovely! They don’t look at all like what we would call Scones here in South Africa. Isn’t it interesting to see how we have different names for the same foods and similar names for different foods, all over the world? The thought of your yummy Soda Biscuits with fresh blackberry jam is making me feel like baking as well! Well done!

  3. Yes, they don’t look like what we make as scones, either. They delicious and I bet they were with the blackberry jam. My biscuits are much less dark, but that is just preference. Imagine how hard it must have been to make them on a wood stove, like Laura and her mother.

  4. I like your biscuits. Did you make them yourself? When we cook, we have to have help. Hear from you soon.

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