Whole Wheat Biscuits

Sometimes biscuits are just plain old necessary for breakfast.

There’s nothing like them.

And when smothered with butter or honey, they are so delicious.

But when smothered with an amazingly tasty over the top Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter, there are no words that can describe the deliciousness. 

Biscuits are one of those kind of recipes that can be made with ingredients right out of the pantry……

….perfect for when biscuit cravings crop up right out of the blue. 

All you need to do is throw the ingredients in a bowl, mix, bake, and in 15 minutes, presto….super delish biscuits.

This recipe includes regular flour, wheat pastry flour and shredded butter.

Wait, did I just say “shredded butter”?

I did say that.

Yes, the butter is shredded so that it doesn’t lump together when cutting it into the flour. 

Plus, it’s fun to shred butter. 

Let’s check out the ingredients.

For the Biscuits:  all-purpose flour, wheat pastry flour, butter, milk, baking powder, and salt. 

For the Egg Wash:  egg, sugar, and water.

 
Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

For the Biscuits:

Add the all-purpose flour to a medium size bowl.

Next add the pastry flour…..

….baking powder….

….and salt.

Stir together.

Next,

shred the butter with a cheese grater (the butter must be as cold as possible).

Add the shredded butter to the bowl.

Using a fork,

cut the butter into the flour mixture….

….until crumbly.

Form a well in the middle of the bowl,

and add the milk.

Then,

stir the flour mixture into the milk, until a dough forms.

Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board and add the dough.

I got a little carried away with “lightly dusting” the cutting board with flour…I must have been day dreaming.  Don’t be like me and put too much flour on the cutting board.

Knead the dough a few times then roll it with a rolling pin so that it’s about an inch thick.

Cut the dough into rounds with a biscuit cutter (or an upside down drinking glass).

Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter.

Add the biscuits to the baking pan and set aside for just a moment while making the egg wash.

For the Egg Wash:

Separate the egg white from the yolk by cracking the egg in half, and slowly tilting the half of the egg with the yolk in it toward a small bowl so just the egg white pours out.

Next,

add the sugar,

the water,

and whisk together.

Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

Then sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit.

Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Serve warm…

…..with delicious Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter (recipe coming soon in the next post!),

 

or honey,

or both.

Enjoy!

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Whole Wheat Biscuits

Yield: 6 Biscuits

Ingredients:

For the Biscuits:
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 tablespoon Baking Powder (heaping)
1 teaspoon Salt
6 tablespoons very Cold Butter
3 teaspoons Butter (for greasing pan)
¾ cup Milk

For the Egg Wash:
1 Egg White
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Water

For the Topping:
2 teaspoons Sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium size bowl add the all-purpose flour, pastry flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together. Shred the butter with a cheese grater (the butter must be as cold as possible), and add to the bowl. Using a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.

Form a well in the middle of the bowl, and add the milk. Stir the flour mixture into the milk until a dough forms. Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board and add the dough. Knead the dough a few times then roll it with a rolling pin so that it’s about an inch thick. Cut the dough into rounds with a biscuit cutter.

Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter. Add the biscuits to the baking pan and set aside for just a moment while making the egg wash. For the Egg Wash: Separate the egg white from the yolk by cracking the egg in half, and slowly tilting the half of the egg with the yolk in it toward a small bowl so just the egg white pours out. Add the sugar, water, and whisk together. Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

Then sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden color.

Serve warm with delicious Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter or honey.

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4 Responses to “Whole Wheat Biscuits”

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    Mark — September 19, 2012 at 7:07 am

    These look great! I usually try to eat whole wheat over white on any baked good, yet these look way better than all of the store-bought stuff. Thanks for the recipe and great photography.

    P.S. I’m looking forward to that Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter recipe too…

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 19th, 2012 @ 8:16 am

      Hi Mark, I know what you mean. I try to eat whole wheat too over white when I can. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

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    Tara — September 19, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I saw these on Tasty Kitchen and had to come over for a look. YUMMY!!

    Reply

    • CouponClippingCook — September 19th, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

      Hi Tara, thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

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