My mom calls these graham biscuits. They are a bit heartier than the white flour version and taste wonderful with honey. The ugly one in the picture is on purpose. Jim really likes the “mutt” – pieces of dough left over that I press gently together.
Biscuits are simple to make. The whole wheat version is made just like regular biscuits.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- heaping Tbs. baking powder
- about 5 Tbs. butter, softened
- nearly 1 cup of milk
Heat the oven to 450 degrees. I use a baking stone to bake the biscuits and I put the stone in the oven to warm while I mix the dough. If you use a cookie sheet, you won’t need to do that.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork. Stir in the milk.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Fold it over several times and then pat it out with your hands, about 1/2 inch thick.
Use a biscuit cutter or small glass dipped in flour to cut the biscuits. Place on a cookie sheet or baking stone and bake for 10 minutes.
How often do you eat biscuits? Do you make them from scratch or buy them?