Friday, October 17, 2008

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuit is a hard baked product.It can be sweet or savoury and is a quick bread.A quick bread is one that does not require yeast -it uses chemical leaveners like baking powder,baking soda and does not require a rising time unlike the normal bread.

A Biscuit in British usage referes to sweet flat cookies,or rather what I called biscuits in India are known as cookies in America,whereas a biscuit in America is a small bread made with a chemical leavener.Buttermilk biscuits are traditional in Southern US cuisine and are known as Soul Food or Comfort food.They are served as breakfast sandwiches or a side/main dish for meal with chosen gravy.Here I have tried to recreate a buttermilk biscuit recipe using whole wheat flour and here it is.

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour: 2 cups
Baking Powder: 2 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp
Cold ButterMilk:10 tbsp+
Cold Unsalted Butter: 6tbsp

Garnish(optional):pepper powder/sesame seeds/onion seeds/herbs of choice

Preparation:

In a bowl,mix 1 and 3/4th of wheat flour and salt,baking powder and baking soda.Use a whisk to blend evenly.Cut in butter into this and mix well using hands or fork so that the entire mix looks like coarse crumbs-I used hands and pinched and fluffed the butter into the flour so that they looked like little flakes.Add buttermilk little at a time and mix well.You will be obtaining a crumbly lump.Put this onto a lightly floured surface and knead well into a smooth consistency using the rest of the wheat flour.Once the dough becomes easy to handle,pat it into rectangle of 1 inch thickness and then using a round cookie cutter cut into shapes.What I did was instead of patting into a flat rectangle,I made a rectangular(well almost) log and then cut the biscuits and then patted them again if needed into shape.I rolled the log each time I cut out a biscuit.

Once the biscuits are ready,place them on a greased baking sheet.You can pat the top with milk,heavy cream,garnish with pepper/sesame/onion seeds/herbs/spices of your choice.Bake for 15-17 minutes on a preheated oven at 450F .


Serve with your choice of gravy,or if it is a big biscuit,them split them and stuff them with your choice of stuffing.Smaller onces can be topped with mustard/cheese/butter/syrup/jelly.


These whole wheat buttermilk biscuits go to Zorra's to celebrate the World Bread Baking Day,which is today(Sorry Zorra,if I am the last entrant to this celebration,well now you can have biscuits with your favourite gravy anytime you want :D)


This American Soul Food are also going to DK's where she AWED with American Cuisine.


18 Comments:

anudivya said...

Oh yeah biscuits in India are cookies here... I like 'em both... those look pretty good.

Cham said...

Whole wheat biscuit goes well with any sauce! They came out airy!

Yasmeen said...

The American biscuits ,I love to eat those with fruit preserves.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks delicious... mouthwatering!!

Sireesha said...

Whole wheat biscuits look divine...

Adlak's tiny world said...

so chweet all yr prsenations are. Yr cookies are inviting. feelin hungry and angry too for couldnot picked it from the pic.Hm......

Purva Desai said...

Thanks for dropping by....you have a yummy blog too....
Biscuits looks just perfect, and are made with wheat flour.....so they are healthy option than buying biscuits made with maida from stores...
Thanks for sharing

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy. Nice entry to the events.

Priti said...

Wow looks cool...the pic is too gud...lovely one dear

Vaishali said...

These look delicious, Curry Leaf. Very nice indeed.

Indranee said...

Lovely blog and equally lovely recipes...biscuits looks mouthwatering!

Jude said...

This healthier recipe for biscuits sounds like my kind of thing. Thanks!

sowmya said...

they look so pretty...nice post..

DEESHA said...

they look very pretty ...

Usha said...

These are healthy and looks so airy and delicious :-)

zorra said...

Yummie, tasty and healthy.

Thx for your participation in WBD'08.

DK said...

Sweatha!U simply boggle me...Ur entries 2 all AWED events r simply amazing. I have made something similar but I will try ur version soon :) Thanks for sending these my way

Tina said...

The biscuits turned out great! This is the first time I have tried whole wheat biscuits. Thank you for posting the recipe.

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