Friday, July 15, 2011

Easy Bread: Whole Wheat Biscuits

I will not slack. I will not slack. I will not slack.

Hoping this mantra will stick and prevent me from going so long without posting again! I miss cooking. I haven't really cooked or baked anything for more than a week now and I feel deprived.

Yes, I've been making myself the occasional omelette and veggies for breakfast, or the roasted tofu croutons that I like so much, but I haven't really prepared a full meal. I have been very bad about keeping to my food blogging promise. And now my roommate is leaving again (on Wednesday) and I will have to figure out a way to cook for one without making it boring.

Either way, I am making a promise to myself--and to my fellow blog readers out there--that I will indeed blog as much as I can these next two weeks (my last two weeks in Boston this summer). I have no idea where my foodie persona will lead me next, but I do know that you can expect very healthy recipes. I am on a eat-better-cleanse-your-body-feel-better binge right now. I think the fact that I stuffed myself with restaurant meals and junk food these past few weeks sparked an urge to eat right again.

Ok, so the last recipe I made were Whole Wheat Biscuits (although there is one more recipe left in the Picnic Series, but that one will be posted later since it isn't really food). The biscuits are very easy to make--and when I say very easy, I mean you can make them any morning and have them freshly baked for breakfast. They are crusty on the outside, soft in the inside. The perfect combo for a biscuit (at least in my book).

Whole Wheat Biscuits (adapted from Southern Living Cookbook)

  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine the flours, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with fingers, squeezing each piece to blend. Continue to incorporate butter until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add milk slowly, mixing constantly until dough is formed. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 1 minute.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Shape dough into 10 balls and place them on cooking sheet. Press balls down slightly to flatten. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.