Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

I remember waking up many mornings as a child to find my mother baking these biscuits for breakfast.   They're easy and very quick to make, and they use ingredients that you likely already have on hand (my favorite kind of recipe).I modified my mother's recipe by substituting whole wheat flour for some of the all purpose flour  any by using butter instead of shortening - otherwise, these are just the same as Mom always made.
 Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits
*1 cup all purpose flour
*1 cup whole wheat flour
*2 tsp baking powder
*1 tsp salt
*2 TB cold butter
*1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter (or, to cut in butter without a pastry cutter, simply put the butter in the bowl and pinch it into the flour until it is the size of small peas). Stir in a cup of milk, adding more if needed to make the dough hold together.

Turn out the dough and roll it about 1 1/4 inches thick. Cut it with a biscuit cutter or with the top of a wine glass. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden brown. This makes about 8 good sized biscuits.

I eat my biscuits with butter and jam, but you could also serve these with herbed butter for a delicious savory side dish. These only take about 15 - 20 minutes total to prepare, including cooking time, so they are a great last minute addition to your meal.

What recipes do you make that have been passed down from your family? Let me know in the comments below!

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