Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My super easy whole wheat biscuits

I haven't ever actually eaten "authentic" biscuits. You know, the kind they serve in southern homes, or even the kind that come out of those supermarket refrigerated cans. 

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. 

Mix together:
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


  1. Great post! Where do you get aluminium free baking powder from?

    1. Thank you! As far as the baking powder goes - they sell it at most health food stores in Israel. But I found that if I order a big bag of it (Bob's Red Mill Brand) from iherb or vitacost, i can get 10X as much for the price I used to pay at the health food store! (see this post for more info about ordering from iherb or vitacost: http://kosherfrugalmenus.blogspot.com/2012/04/online-shopping.html )


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