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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bake: Herbed Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

One of my favorite food bloggers is Rachel Cooks. If you've never seen any of her recipes, you need to check her out now! You can find the original recipe HERE. She posted this recipe recently and her biscuits looked so good I knew I had to try it! I used whole wheat flour in my recipe to make it a little healthier. They're so yummy! Fortunately I had the willpower to put them into the freezer before my husband and I ate them all fresh from the oven!

Keep reading for my version!



Ingredients:
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-5 Tablespoons dried parsley and chives, whatever combo you want
  • 12 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons of melted butter (for brushing biscuits with)

Directions: 

Preheat your oven to 450ยบ F. 


Add all of the dry ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. 


Mix them up.


Add in the wet ingredients. 


Mix well.


Roll it out onto a lightly floured surface. It should be about 1/2"-3/4" thick.


Use your cookie cutter...or in my case, jar lid, and cut out biscuits.


Form extras into dough and roll out again, messing with it as little as possible so you don't warm it up. 


Depending on how thick you make the dough, you can get anywhere from 10-24 biscuits. The original recipe got 8-9 3" biscuits but I made mine thinner and got 24.


Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown around the tops and edges. If you have two sheets worth, be sure to rotate them halfway through so they both bake evenly. (Sorry for the blurry photos.)


Take them out of the oven and brush butter on the tops of each biscuit. As you can see, they all have character! 


And somehow I managed to get a few monster biscuits in there!


Drool.


These biscuits go well with everything! You could make them into breakfast biscuits, use Italian seasoning for a pasta dinner, add cheddar cheese....oh yum. I think I'll be adding the cheese next time! These biscuits are guaranteed to please either way!

What do you make with buttermilk? Do you have a family recipe passed down for the best biscuits or rolls?

Till next time,
Catherine

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