Saturday, September 11, 2010

Biscuit Attempt

So last weekend I was shopping for my sister's 15th birthday that is coming up and while I was eating lunch at the food court I saw William Sonoma and I hadn't been there in ages. I know their stuff is pricey but sometimes they have good deals...maybe...right? Well I convinced my mom (it didn't take much) to take a detour from present shopping and go in there. Well after a while of looking through the store (everything was so shiny and pretty... I wanted to buy it all *.*) I found biscuit cutters! I know I could probably find cheaper biscuit cutters somewhere else but it was an impulse buy because I really wanted to make biscuits. I had never done this from scratch, and usually my family buys the ones in a can that I'm afraid to open because I don't like how it bursts open. Well last night I decided I would make biscuits for breakfast and went to Taste of Home and I found this recipe. It sounded pretty good, and I have a ton of flour (whole wheat, all-purpose, and bread flour) that I've been trying to use up because there's like 3 bags and one container full of the stuff. Long story short, many people gave this an awesome review and it had 4 stars :) you can't beat that, so I printed out the recipe and baked them this morning. In the end I didn't really like them as much as I wanted to. they were good just not the best I've ever had (aka the bread rolls at Red Lobster :P yum!). They also didn't rise as much as I expected but that might have to do with the altitude of the mile high state or maybe I just rolled them too thin... 3.5/5
maybe I rolled it out too thin?
I just think this is a cool shoot
you can see my eye...which is kind of creepy, but look how good my biscuits look!
final product

Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits
makes 12 biscuits (I got 14)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup milk (I used 2%)

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt; mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened.
  2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times (whoops I miss read that and though it said minutes... luckily I though that was too long and only did it for 3 minutes). Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
(based on Taste of Home site)
Nutrition Facts:
1 serving (1 each)
 122 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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