26 January 2010

Honey-Whole Wheat Biscuits

I'd have biscuits with every meal if I could.  This is a "healthier" alternative, at least incorporating a whole grain.

Honey-Whole Wheat Biscuits
Adapted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking

2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat or White Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Bread Flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 stick cold unsalted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp honey


Combine dry ingredients - whisk. In separate bowl, combine egg, milk and honey - mix. Add butter to dry ingredients - cut in with 2 knives or pastry blender. Add liquid all at once, mixing with fork until evenly moist. Turn out onto floured board and use a dough scraper to bring the dough together. Press or roll until 3/4" thick - use biscuit cutter to cut the dough - not a glass. Bake in 400 degree oven 20-22 min, until tops are golden brown.