This recipe was delicious. I made a couple of small adjustments to it. The biscuit dough was a bit too dry and I added a small amount of additional buttermilk. I didn't have crème fraiche, but I did have mascarpone and it worked fine.
Biscuits were great and I did not make or try strawberry swirl, maybe next time.
I have been making this recipe for years. I never need to make the cream as my family loves them fresh out of the oven or warmed slightly with a bowl of fruit in the morning.
I made these with some flat creme fraiche (homemade, didn't quite set) plus cream, and then again with just homemade buttermilk... and both attempts yielded PERFECT, tender, rich scones/biscuits. The second attempt ones were a tad flatter, and I slipped the day-old ones into a toaster, and OMG! . I did macerate the diced berries with a T of white sugar, so they had about 30 mins to sit around while I put everything else together (I clean while I cook, so everything takes longer). I only made the biscuit/scone part, which was enough for my fam of 4. I could not believe the strawberry taste that came through. I forecasted a diluted flavor amongst the bright colors and tinge of browning. I am so glad I was wrong. We have a few more weeks of peak strawberry season left, so I am going to squeeze these in a bunch more times!
I made these biscuits and cream today and loved them! Just follow the recipe and you'll get a delicious product!
This recipe is delicious! Biscuit is very tender with great flavor. The strawberries add a nice dimension. The swirl is nice and light, not over sweet. Nice balance throughout. Will put it in my go to in June.