ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Whether it’s small or large, soft or crunch, sweet or savory, historians believe biscuits have been around since ancient times. If you love your biscuits, then Friday is a day to rejoice because it’s National Biscuit Day!
In honor of this special day celebrating the soft, baked bread we know and love, WFXR’s Hazelmarie Anderson visited Scratch Biscuit Company in southwest Roanoke to learn more about their delicious biscuits.
During her visit to Scratch Biscuit, Hazelmarie got a hands-on lesson in the biscuit making process with Mary Pickel and Harpreet Kaur; spoke with Scratch Biscuit’s owner, Nathan Webster, about the restaurant’s other noteworthy treats, like jams and coffee; and, of course, got to enjoy those fresh biscuits.
Scratch Biscuit Company is located at 1820 Memorial Avenue SW and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, then from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays.
Here are some fun facts about biscuits:
- If you ask for a biscuit in the United Kingdom, you’ll probably get something closer to a cookie.
- One of the most popular ways to eat buttermilk biscuits in the United States is with gravy instead of butter or jam.