August 07, 2012

country breakfast (with biscuits)


I went old school this past weekend and made what Mr. A likes to call a "country breakfast" complete with baking powder biscuits.




After having them with eggs, we had them with some of my mother-in-law's scrumptious homemade strawberry jam.



Here's the recipe!

Baking Powder Biscuits
adapted from Baking by James Peterson

Makes 12 biscuits

Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, thinly sliced
3/4 buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together flours, baking soda and salt.  Add butter pieces and combine until the mixture looks like a coarse meal.  You can use your fingers, or you can use the two-knife method which Mr. A has perfected (as seen in the video below).  


video

Add the buttermilk and knead until just combined.  Form into 12 biscuits and place on a baking sheet. 

Bake for 20 mins until golden brown.  Best served warm out of the oven {yay! no waiting time!}.

Enjoy!