So while I was in North Carolina, my mom and I made brunch together. She made her amazingly creamy stone ground grits with red eye gravy and country ham, and I made scrambled eggs with cheese and biscuits. Usually I go with my grandmother’s biscuit recipe but I was in the mood to make something healthier, and came across these pretty babies on Honey & Jam.
I’ve been having them for breakfast in the morning with honey and peanut butter. Its an energizing and yummy way to start one’s day. : )
I really didn’t change anything in her recipe, except instead of making 12 thicker biscuits, i made 16 thin ones because I like a small bread to filling ratio, its healthier. I also made mine by hand so my grandmother didn’t slap me from heaven, even though I use a food processor for most other doughs.
Nutrition – for a biscuit, pretty good!
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour, i prefer the Daisy brand.
1 ¼ cups AP flour
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
1 ⅓ cup greek yogurt, i like Fage 0%
Honey and Peanut Butter for spreadin’.
Toss your dry ingredients into a bowl and stir, and then add the cubes of butter and tossed lightly together. With cold hands, pinch all the cubes under the flour, flattening them out. Then use your hands to squish everything around a bit. Then add your yogurt and mix with a sturdy spoon until everything is incorporated. Flour your rolling surface and your hands and get your dough out of the bowl and place in the center of your mat or countertop. As a texture sensitive person, this is one of my favorite things to do ever…knead your dough 5-6 times and then push into a rough square, then cut in half, stack, squish, repeat. Do this about 6 times, then roll out and cut!
Place on a cookie sheet or baking dish and bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until cooked to your level of gold. I personally like my biscuits a liiiiitle squishy in the middle, so i pull them out when they are still fairly light.
NOM NOM NOM. So light and fluffy and moist! I hate dry biscuits, these are my new favorite recipe!