But I was intrigued enough by them to try to make something like them. After all, some of the recipes I found seemed pretty easy to make, and I don't have to plan in advance (no yeast to proof and rise!)
So I read thru a whole bunch of recipes, even tried out a few, and here's what I came up with. My kids like them a lot, but I'm sure they are NOT authentic biscuits... that's ok.
3 cups whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder (I use aluminum free baking powder)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Then, pour 1/2 cup oil and 1 cup milk into a measuring cup. No need to try to stir it up, they'll just quickly separate. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix. Knead a few times.
Roll out on a silicone mat to about 1/2" thick. Cut into rounds using a glass or a cookie cutter. Bake on an ungreased pan at 450F for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. (I used the convection oven setting)
My kids really like these with strawberry jelly... I serve them at any meal when I didn't bother to bake bread or bagels in advance, and feel like we need some. (Note: these are very whole-wheat-y.)
Let me know if you try them!
Shared with the Hearth and Soul Blog Hop on May 2, 2012