Tuesday, November 11, 2008
--Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits
Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits
Taste of Home Grandma’s Favorites Copyright 2006
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour I used white whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter
1 cup milk
In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar and salt; mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until just moistened.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Roll to ¾-in. thickness; cut with a 2 ½-in. biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Yield: 1 dozen
I'm not sure that I would call these fluffy but that could be my fault. I'm not a talented biscuit maker. I think you pay the price for a little healthiness perhaps. They weren't awful and my husband ate a bunch of them (he sometimes skips biscuits all together when I make them).
These were a last minute addition to Sunday dinner. I made a proper Sunday dinner this week. I don't remember the last time I did that. We eat with my in-laws every other week and I used to make a nice meal at home on the Sundays we didn't go there but eventually that stopped and we started grabbing anything, too often running to McDonald's for a quick lunch when I realize there is nothing else to eat.
I was in the grocery store on Saturday night and I saw whole chickens for 99 cents a pound so I grabbed one and we had roast chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and these biscuits for Sunday dinner. The nice thing was that I only had to buy the chicken and I already had everything else to make the meal. There was enough leftover chicken for another meal and I made broth with the carcass.
Question of the Day: Do you have a special Sunday meal?