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?


ThursdayNext said...

Usually in the fall and winter its a casserole or a crockpot meal. Spring and summer? Shish kebab Sundays on the grill!

Anonymous said...

Your biscuits look pretty good. I've always wondered whether using whole wheat would be detrimental to a biscuit recipe, but it sounds like it turned out well (especially if your husband ate them when he usually doesn't!). The picture definitely looks good. We'll have to give this one a try. We have a recipe for biscuits with green onions and other savory mixings, and now you've got me wondering whether we can make a healthier version with whole wheat!

Unknown said...

You know, I've never been able to make fluffy homemade biscuits...the only way I can get that is from Pillsbury frozen ones! That dinner sounds great. I don't have a special Sunday dinner anymore but when my parents lived here I would go home on Saturday to help make lunch. I LOVED it and miss it!