Friday, April 6, 2012

Whole Wheat Biscuits

 My first attempt at these, I used a glass and was able to get 10 biscuits.  I tried it again and used a knife and made square biscuits - I was able to get 12 out of the dough this time.  These were good just as biscuits but was also great as a sausage biscuits using the Turkey Breakfast Sausage recipe. 

Whole Wheat Biscuits

Makes 10 - 12 biscuits
Serving size: 1 biscuit
Weight Watchers:   3 pp+ (based on 12 biscuits)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s white whole wheat flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fat free milk

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with whisk or fork.
  2. Cut the ½ stick butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix the pieces into the flour mixture. Using a fork, try to mash the butter pieces as you mix it together with the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. It is okay if the outcome just looks like the same pea sized pieces of butter covered with flour.
  3. Then pour in the milk and mix it all together.
  4. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times and then turn out onto a counter or cutting board.
  5. Pat it out flat with your hands until the dough is a somewhat even ¾-inch thickness (sprinkle with a little flour if necessary).
  6. Turn a drinking glass upside down and cut out biscuit rounds. 
  7. Then put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
From:  100 Days of Real Food

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