f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Buckwheat Biscuits http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Friday, March 6, 2015

Buckwheat Biscuits

Every southern women is expected to know how to make biscuits.  However, the traditional recipes are made with vegetable shortening or lard and bleached wheat flour.  I wanted to make a healthier version that still had the texture and flavor of the traditional.  After trial and error, this is it.  It is as close as you can get to the traditional, without the traditional ingredients.  Try this recipe for yourself.

Buckwheat Biscuits

1 Cup Buckwheat flour
1 Cup Spelt flour (all purpose flour can be used see note #1 below)
4 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 Cup Cold Butter
2/3 Cup Butter Milk (see note #2 below)

Stir together buckwheat, spelt, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt together in a bowl.  Cut butter into pieces and add to to butter mixture.  Cut butter into flour with two knives or pastry cutter until it resembles small peas (picture below).

Add butter milk and stir together until milk is absorbed.  Pour out onto floured surface.  The mixture will still be crumbly (see picture below).

Knead mixture until it forms a smooth sticky ball.  Pat out onto a floured surface until 1/2" thick.  Using a biscuit cutter cut into rounds (see picture below).

Place rounds onto a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Note #1:  Spelt is a cousin to wheat.  While is does contain gluten, the molecular make up is different.  The gluten is more water soluble and fragile.  As a result it breaks down easier in our bodies.  It also is not genetically modified life wheat that we purchase today.  

Note #2:  If you do not have butter milk, you can use any other milk you have on hand.  I have used sour milk, almond milk and coconut milk.

Tip:  If you don't have a biscuit cutter you can use a glass to cut them.  Or you can pat the dough into a 9" x 9" square and cut into 9 squares.  Place them onto your cookie sheet and bake.  Or you can pat the dough into a 9" x 9" square pan; cut through the dough to form 9 squares.  Bake, then brake squares apart before serving.

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