Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lightened Up Wholesome Home style Biscuits

I don't like vegetables enough to eat 100% raw...BUT my family and I are working hard to eat mostly organic, all natural and less produced foods. I don't think I'll ever be able to tell the hubby to never eat another slice of deli meat or a Hebrew National Hotdog, but I can at least minimize those chemicals by serving home made staples with pure ingredients...

We found a great local honey company at our local Costco...And although it doesn't sound very pure & organic, Costco out here is very good about having local items and organic ones as well.

A great biscuit can really make a meal that much more special. But those frozen ones are just PACKED with chemical additives like...

Hydrogenated soybean oil
Sodium aluminum phosphate
Xanthan gum
and of course the ever popular
"natural & artificial flavors"

It was so easy to make these, and although esthetically they aren't as delicious looking as the ones in those little cardboard tins...

They are raw healthier and if you buy the right ingredients, are GMO free!
You need:
Organic/GMO free certified
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp + 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tblsp honey
1/2 cup milk
1 tblsp vinegar

add in vinegar to the 1/2 cup of milk and let sit for 3 minutes. (you can buy buttermilk, but why bother)

In the bowl of your electric mixer put in all the dry ingredients and mix on the lowest setting to incorporate.

add in your honey to the milk and vinegar mixture and then slowly pour into the dry ingredients
take 5 tablespoons butter cut into small cubes (I cut each tablespoon into 4's)

gently fold the butter into your mixture with a spatula.
take some parchment paper and flour heavily. add your dough and then flour some more. I use white flour for this part because wheat can be a touch sticky but you can use either.

roll your dough about 1/2 inch thick and then fold over, roll out again and fold one more time in the opposite direction.

use a small round fondant cutter or biscuit cutter...even the rim of a glass.

place on a nonstick baking sheet or line with parchment and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees

This recipe made 15 miniature biscuits but should make 7 or 8 regular sized ones.



  1. These look delicious!! I wish I could bake!!!

  2. I always do wonder what those "natural and artificial flavors" actually are! No doubt this is much better for you than the store bought version. Thanks for linking up with Wellness Wednesday!