If you are looking for the perfect “from scratch” biscuit, try this recipe, working the dough gently, and as if by magic you’ll have a delicious, nutritious, make ya’ proud and your family happy, heavenly biscuit!
- 2 cup WEM Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoons butter, vegetable oil, non-trans-fat shortening or margarine
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon salt
Hands-on Time: 5 minutes
Baking Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Yield: 15, 2-inch biscuits
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Combine flours, salt, baking powder, and soda.
- Cut in shortening or oil, etc. with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until mixture resembles a very coarse meal. (This can also be done in a food processor but be careful not to over-process. Usually, about 5 pulses will do.)
- Stir in buttermilk just until dry ingredients are moistened. The dough will be soft.
- Turn out on floured board, sprinkle top with flour and knead gently 5 times to incorporate the flour and make a smooth dough. Do not over-knead!
- Roll with a floured rolling pin or pat out to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut biscuits with a floured round cutter or cut in squares with a sharp knife. Re-roll and cut scraps.
- Place biscuits on an un-greased cookie sheet or 9X11-inch baking pan.
- Bake 12 minutes or until golden.
- Whole Wheat Biscuits-Use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Extra nutritious!
- Sweet Milk Biscuits-Use ¾ cup milk or 2/3 cup skim milk (for low-fat) instead of buttermilk and leave out the baking soda.
- Drop Biscuits-Add 1/3 cup more buttermilk or milk to the basic recipe and drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Quick and easy!
- Herb Biscuits-Add ¼ teaspoon thyme and ½ teaspoon sage to the basic recipe. Wonderful aroma!
- Crunchy-Topped Biscuits-Brush tops with melted butter, dip in toasted wheat germ before baking
Recipe Tips and Tricks
If you like soft-sided biscuits, place biscuits on a baking sheet or pan so they are touching each other. For crispy sided biscuits leave at least one inch between them.