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!
Aud is from Australia where biscuits are called scones and scones are called rock cakes. Here in North America, these are biscuits. Her recipe and more importantly her techniques were excellent, these biscuits were very light and fluffy and didn’t call for as much fat as most recipes. I followed her recipe substituting the butter with Earth Balance butter substitute and Spectrum butter flavored palm shortening. I also replaced the cow’s milk with rice milk to make a heart healthy, vegan version.