Sunday, May 17, 2009

Honey Whole Wheat Biscuits

I like to think that somehow, the whole wheat in this recipe cancels out the butter. No? Not the case? So I shouldn't have eaten three out of the four biscuits it made this morning? Oops.

Honey Whole Wheat Biscuits
(adapted from Whole Grain Baking -- a real gem of a cookbook -- start to finish, about 25 minutes; makes 4 biscuits)

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp bread flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 Tbsp cold butter
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp honey

  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ. Mix together dry and wet, separately. Add buttermilk/honey to flours all at once and mix with a fork just until combined. Dump out onto a well-floured counter surface and knead it just 3 or 4 times, till it becomes a lump mass. (Sprinkle it with extra buttermilk if need be.) Press into a 1-inch thickness and cut biscuits using about a 2-inch diameter cutter. You'll probably get three, then combine scraps -- handling them as little as possible-- press again and cut one more.
  2. Brush tops with buttermilk and bake for 15-18 minutes. Serve warm.

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