Every now and then, I make a meal that goes well with biscuits. When we first got married, I bought frozen biscuits from Pilsbury because there were not a lot of options for making a few biscuits. The canned biscuits made too many. My Grandma always used a box mix but again, the yield was too high. I decided that I should try to make biscuits from scratch.
I made this recipe so that we could have a few, smaller sized biscuits any time with minimal work. They take only about 15 minutes total including prep and baking. These are great in the fall with stew or other homey, warm dishes.
Add 2/3 cup of flour (1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1/3 cup all purpose flour), 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of cold butter.
Pulse until it has the texture of sand. It will look slightly crumbly.
Dump the flour mixture into a bowl and add 1/4 teaspoon of honey or sugar and 1/3 cup of milk until just combined.
Put on a floured surface and pat until about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut using a biscuit cutter. I do not have one so I use a stemless wine glass. Take the extra pieces and pat out again. Cut until there is no more dough (about 4 biscuits).
Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until brown on the bottom.
Biscuits for Two
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Keywords: bake bread side fall winter
Ingredients (2-4 biscuits)
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/3 cup milk
Heat oven to 450.
Put flour, baking powder, salt, and butter in the food processor. Pulse until it reaches a sand consistency.
Pour flour mixture into a large bowl. Add honey and milk.
Dump mixture onto a floured surface. Pat until is it about 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut biscuits using a biscuit cutter or glass. Reform and cut until all the dough is used.
Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are browned.