Saturday, February 5, 2011

Biscuit recipe

These biscuits are super easy and quick to make - 20 minutes from when you pull the ingredients out until they are ready to serve. Better yet, they bake up fluffy and light, and taste just as great served alongside soup at dinner as spread with butter and jelly for a quick breakfast.

Originally, I discovered the recipe here. The only changes I made were to convert from self-rising flour to regular, and to substitute with half whole wheat instead of white.

1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (preferably soft wheat/pastry flour)
1 to 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Dump dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Pour cream in, starting with the lower amount. Knead, adding more cream if necessary to achieve a soft, elastic dough that pulls together into a ball, but is still a bit sticky. How much cream you need will depend on how thick your cream is.

If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, use the paddle attachment on speed 2, and slowly pour cream into the mixer as it is running. 

Stop kneading as soon as the dough reaches the desired consistency. Roll out on a floured surface, about as thick as your index finger. Cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass, and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Re-roll and cut out scraps, trying not to incorporate too much extra flour. 

Bake for about 8 minutes, or until biscuits just start to turn golden. Best served warm. This recipe is enough to make one large baking sheet full of biscuits (about 20 small biscuits as seen above, or a dozen large ones).

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below about how you liked them, or any changes/suggestions/improvements you can share.


  1. Oooo! Thanks for the recipe! The first time I made biscuits I think I KILLED them. HA! They came out looking like pancakes and were rock hard. I think I over-mixed them. HA HA!! I definitely will be trying this one! :)

  2. Do you also make buttermilk biscuits? I love those things!!

  3. wonderful recipe-more more-

  4. Hi,

    I couldn't find your email on the main site (though I will admit to not looking very hard as I am getting some cleaning done at the moment as well) but thought you might find this interesting as you feed your family health conscious foods.

    Whole foods, Stoneyfield and organic valley have caved to Monsanto and their genetically modified chemical laden Frankenstein crops.

    God Bless,


  5. As a Southern we simply don't make biscuits without Lily White Flour (a brand), even though the wheat flour is so much healthier--then again, much of Southern food isn't the healthiest. We joke that the motto of the state should be 'everything's better when fried!'

    I was looking at the older posts and photographs of the children--my goodness they've grown. You're so blessed to have such adorable little ones. It starts back when John was 2 and Solomon was 5!

    May the Lord Be With You and your Family,


  6. Oh! I nearly forgot to tell you! My long awaited nephew was born--by cesearen section. 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Mum and baby are fine, but we have to take turns to help her with the simplest things, like handing her their little one to feed him, go to the bathroom (goodness, getting up to do anything!) and make sure she gets her painkillers on time. Anyone whose had a c-section has to admit it's not in any way whatsoever the 'minor' surgery they make it out to be--it is definitely major abdominal surgery and she is very uncomfortable. She would appreciate any prayers and thoughts for her and her little boy. God Bless.

  7. It took awhile for the picture to load and I was totally confused. Biscuits with soup? Biscuits with breakfast? Wow, that's weird LOL and then picture came up and it all made sense! What you guys call biscuits we call scones and what you call cookies is what we call biscuits!

  8. Hi Zsuesanna,
    This doesn't have to do with biscuits, but I do plan on tring the recipe. :) I had a question about the brewer pregnancy diet. Would it be harmful to take a prenatal vitamin, and follow the diet. It might sound like a stupid question, but I heard to much vitamin A can be harmful. Not sure if that's true. I know if I follow the diet correctly I shouldn't need the vitamin, but I'm worried about it because my friend just had a baby with spinabifita. The doctor told her it was caused by lack of folic acid, which is in the vitamin. She told her if she would have took the vitamin at the beginning of her pregnancy, the baby would have been fine. Just wanted to know what you think?

  9. Sally,

    I've had the same problem with biscuits for the longest time. But not these!


    maybe you could try using buttermilk instead of the cream? If you do, please let us know how they come out.


    that is an interesting article, thanks for sharing.


    congratulations on the birth of your nephew. Newborn babies are just the sweetest thing in life. I can only imagine how difficult the recovery must be, though. I had my gallbladder removed (laparoscopically, mind you), and it hurt terribly for the first week. A cesarean must be so much more painful.

    They DO grow so fast! When we moved to Arizona, John was barely 1. It went by so quickly. :(


    ha, I remember that from when I first moved to the US - having grown up in Europe, and living in the UK for a while, I spoke British English. My husband still makes fun of me for it.


    not enough folic acid does, in fact, cause conditions such as spina bifida. Whole grains, legumes, beans, and leafy greens are some of the foods high in this vitamin, but many of us do not get enough just through food alone. To be on the safe side, I would definitely recommend that all pregnant, lactating, or trying-to-conceive ladies take a daily multivitamin. There are huge differences between various brands in regards to quality, and how well the vitamins are absorbed, but anything is better than nothing.

    Too much vitamin A can be harmful.
    The same if true for vitamin D. Both are fat-soluble, as opposed to water soluble, which is why our body cannot just easily rid itself of excess amounts. But again, few of us are getting enough of these. Personally, I would take the vitamin even if I were following the Brewer diet to a T. Also, different brands of prenatal vitamins contain different amounts of these vitamins, so if you are concerned about overdosing, maybe you could pick a supplement that provides a low dose of vitamin A.

  10. I fixed these up last Saturday morning and my wife and my oldest child Malachi loved them!


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