Whole Wheat Baking Power Biscuits
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: approximately 15 minutes
Yields: 36 biscuits if rolled out to approx. ¾ inch
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup white flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 & 1/2 sticks regular margarine or 2 sticks low fat margarine
- 1 can evaporated milk or as needed
Thoroughly mix dry ingredients together, then add the margarine and blend with the best countertop blender until mixture resembles dry cake mix from the box.
After the dry ingredients and the margarine are thoroughly mixed with an electric hand mixer, add only enough milk until you are able to roll the mixture into a ball.
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Form dough into a ball and set aside for a minute. Clean an area of the counter or table top where you choose to roll out the dough. Dry that area with paper towel or clean cloth. Then lightly spray the area with non stick cooking spray. Sprinkle flour over the cooking spray. The combination of non stick cooking spray and flour will keep your dough from sticking. You can also spray water on the counter before sprinkling the flour on it, if you don’t have cooking spray.
Next place the dough on the prepared area, and, pat or roll it from 3/4 to 1 inch thick, and, cut into rounds with pastry cutter or small juice glass. You can experiment with the thickness depending on your preference. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees until golden brown. It should only take about 10 to 15 minutes. Please note: If you roll your biscuits out thicker than 1 inch you may need to check one to make sure it is done in the middle and you may also want to turn the over down to 350 degrees after they rise depending on your oven.
If you don’t’ want to do all that rolling and counter top preparation, you can use this recipe for drop biscuits by adding more milk. For drop biscuits use a large spoon and drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees until biscuits rise and then turn the oven down to 350.
Another option is that you can add grated cheddar cheese and garlic to your drop biscuits. Yum! However, if making drop biscuits you might want to add 2 eggs to this recipe so that the biscuits won’t fall apart too easily. Whatever you prefer!
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