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Whole Wheat Biscuits

Favorite comfort food for any day of the week.

Wheat Biscuits in Basket

Biscuits and comfort food go hand in hand.

These tender flaky biscuits are made with all purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour.

Biscuits are so good for breakfast or served with lunch or dinner.

They can add so much to a meal too.

Like in this breakfast, or breakfast for dinner recipe, “Skillet Biscuits with Sage Sausage Gravy“.

And they even make wonderful desserts like this tender flaky recipe “Snickerdoodle Skillet Biscuits” or “Sugar Coated Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake“.  really good.

Apple Butter on Biscuit

While these whole wheat biscuits taste divine served warm with just butter, they taste even better when smothered in this quick and easy “Homemade Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter“, or…

Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

…honey, or even both.

Homemade biscuits are easier to than you might think to make.

All you need to do is add the ingredients in a bowl, mix, shape and bake for 15 minutes.

Presto….scrumptious biscuits at your fingertips.

This recipe includes all-purpose flour, wheat pastry flour and shredded butter.

The butter needs to be very cold and then it’s shredded using a cheese shredder (or grater).

Shredding the butter is helpful when cutting it into the flour mixture so the butter isn’t in big lumps.

Biscuits are one of those recipes that can be made with ingredients right out of the pantry and perfect for when biscuit cravings crop up right out of the blue.

In this recipe, the ingredient that may not be a regular pantry item is wheat pastry flour.

Since I don’t use pastry flour too often, I buy it from a farmer’s type market that sells it in bulk bins.

That way it’s nice and fresh when I buy it for a recipe and I don’t have to pay a lot for a larger package that may go unused.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Wheat Biscuit Ingredients

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

Egg Wash Ingredients

For the Egg Wash:  egg (just the egg white), sugar, and water

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Flour in Bowl

To a medium size bowl, add all-purpose flour.

Flour in Bowl

Next add wheat pastry flour…

Baking Powder in Bowl

…baking powder…

Salt in Bowl

…and salt.

Flour in Bowl

Stir together.

Shred Butter

Next,

Shred Butter

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

Shredded Butter

Add the shredded butter to the bowl.

Stir Flour and Butter

Using a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture…

Flour Butter in Bowl

…until crumbly.

Cut Butter in Flour

Form a well in the middle of the bowl,

Make Biscuit Dough

and add the milk.

Make Biscuit Dough

Then,

Biscuit Dough in Bowl

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

Biscuit Dough on Board

Sprinkle a light dusting of flour on a cutting board.  Transfer the dough to the cutting board.

I got a little carried away with “lightly dusting” of flour on the cutting board part…I must have been day dreaming.

Don’t be like me and put too much flour on the cutting board.

Roll Biscuit Dough

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

Cut Biscuit Dough

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

Grease Sheet Pan

Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter.

Biscuits on Pan

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

For the Egg Wash:

Egg in Bowl

In a small bowl, add the egg white.  Discard the yellow egg yolk.

TIP – 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.

Egg in Bowl

Next,

Sugar in Egg

add sugar,

Whisk Egg

water,

Whisk Egg

and whisk together.

Egg Wash on Biscuits

Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

For the Topping:

Sugar on Biscuits

Sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit.

Biscuits on Pan

Bake until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden color (about 12 to 15 minutes).

Wheat Biscuits in Basket

Serve warm…

Apple Butter on Biscuit

…topped with regular or flavored butter…

Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

…honey,

Honey and Apple Butter on Biscuit

or both.

Wheat Biscuit and Apple Butter

Then enjoy.

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More Breakfast Recipes You May Like:

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Fried Potato, Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pie

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Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

Whole Wheat Biscuits

Favorite comfort food for any day of the week.
Print Pin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits, Wheat Biscuits
Servings: 6 (Makes 6 biscuits)

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 teaspoons butter for greasing pan
  • ¾ cup milk

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 Egg (just the egg white)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Topping:

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl add 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 a light dusting of flour on a cutting board.  Transfer the dough to 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.  Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter.
  • Spaced out evenly, lay the biscuits on the baking pan and set aside for just a moment while making the egg wash. 
  • For the Egg Wash:  In a small bowl, add the egg white (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).  Discard the yellow part of the yolk.  
  • To the bowl, add sugar, water, and whisk together. Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

For the Topping:

  • Sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit. Bake until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden color (about 12 to 15).
  • Serve warm with butter or delicious Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter or honey.

Notes

TIP

  1. 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.
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This recipe was originally published on September 18, 2012.

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4 Comments

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

  2. 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…

    • 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.