Best Biscuits

Being a true southern girl, I have a love for biscuits that’s deeper than the tall tails my grandfather tells.  But I don’t want just any biscuits, I want homemade, soft, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits.  My grandmother made the best kind, and when my dad was growing up, she made 2 pans every day, man how times have changed!  So when I made the switch to freshly ground wheat, I wondered how biscuits would taste…I mean we all know that whole wheat flour isn’t exactly light and fluffy!  Then one day I was watching a video from the Bread Beckers and Ashley gave a recipe for biscuits.  I had to try them.  They are light and delicious and the perfect medium with which to sop gravy!

  • 2 1/2 cups soft white wheat flour
  •  2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs honey granules (aka sucanat with honey)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

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Grind your wheat.  For this recipe I ground about 2 cups of berries.  That should be enough for the biscuits, to sprinkle on your surface to roll them out, and for gravy purposes.  Combine all ingredients and mix, be careful not to overdo it or your biscuits will not have a light, fluffy texture.  When everything is incorporated transfer dough onto floured surface and roll out to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick, depending on how big you want your biscuits to be, and how many you want.  Cut into shapes and place on baking pan.

biscuits

I put my biscuits very close together, this encourages them to rise more than they spread and gives super airy biscuits.  Place in a 500 degree oven for 9 minutes.  I have to confess, I don’t think my oven gets hot enough as I usually end up baking them longer than 9 minutes, but they come out flaky and delicious regardless.

finished

Here’s the finished product.  I hope you and your family will enjoy them as much as we have!

About Aut @ Along the Road

You can find Aut at Along the Road where she records her family's journey through marriage, kindergarten, and a simple healthy approach to life. A strictly southern girl she is adjusting to life in the Midwest after 9 months in Indianapolis. Lover of Clemson football, most any candy, and all things monogrammed, come see what she is cooking up at Along the Road.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: First I would like to thank WonderMill for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. It has been lots of fun experimenting with new recipes and seeing the change in my family's health along the way. Although baking everything from scratch isn't always easy or convenient, it has definitely been worth the effort. I look forward to using my WonderMill for many years to come.

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4 Responses to Best Biscuits

  1. jodi says:

    I need to try those now that I have some better sweetener on hand – yummo!

  2. Meredith says:

    Looks great, Autumn!

  3. Michelle says:

    I just made these and wow! They are amazing! Thanks!

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