Thursday, March 22, 2012

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

I had some leftover buttermilk - though now I have no idea what it was for, maybe the pralines I made my mom - and we were going away for a few days so I went to search for a quick and easy buttermilk recipe. I love biscuits and love when I can make biscuits and don't have to roll out any dough!

These are super quick to put together as you just whisk the dry, whisk the wet, stir together and drop onto a cookie sheet. I went with all whole wheat flour and was a bit scared as to whether they'd be too dry but they turned out really well and E was in love with them.

I forgot to say thanks to the people who shared some of their things they were grateful/happy about last week - it made me happy to read!

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Squirrelly Scones
Peppered Pear and Goat Cheese Scones
Three Seed Biscuits
Baking Powder Biscuits

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Adapted from Pink Parsley who adapted from Cook's Illustrated

makes 9-10 biscuits

2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup cold buttermilk
8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 475F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter and buttermilk, stirring until small clumps are formed.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and use a rubber spatula to stir, until they are just incorporated, and the batter starts to pull away from the sides.

Use a large cookie scoop (or a greased 1/4-cup measuring cup) to scoop out the dough and drop on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing the biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart. Each biscuit should be about 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch high.

Bake until the tops are crisp and golden-brown, 12-14 minutes.


Jacqueline said...

Mmmmmmm, I do love freshly made scones. Especially when they are still a little warm.

Joanne said...

There's nothing I hate more than rolling ANYTHING out in the these sound just about perfect to use up MY buttermilk!

Johanna GGG said...

Now I wish I had leftover buttermilk because those biscuits look so good

Choc Chip Uru said...

These biscuits look healthy and delicious! I want one with jam in the middle :D

Choc Chip Uru

Amy said...

I find myself in the leftover buttermilk predicament quite often. I'll have to give these a try the next time it strikes!

grace said...

drop biscuits are wonderful, and these look just the right amount of fluffy. :)

Brandy said...

Hmm, mine did not rise all round and beautiful like yours! Could this be because the melted butter was quite hot and never formed lumps in the buttermilk? Or because I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white whole wheat flour?