Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Make-Do Flaky Biscuits

It's one of those in-between payday type days where I have to make do with what we have on hand until next shopping day. We're out of rice, potatoes and the bread is stale. I've been craving carbs! So I decided to make biscuits. I only have bread flour, whole wheat and soy flours. Figures. Not a very likely combination. Most recipes I find that don't taste like cardboard call for white flour. But I decided to try substituting because I'm carb-desperate! ha

I found a wonderful Flaky Biscuits recipe online that I modified just a bit. It's so good served warm with butter and apricot jelly. My ki
ds have dubbed them 'homemade Pillsbury'. I think that's a great compliment!

Make-Do Flaky Biscuits
  • 1-2/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. salted butter, chilled stick
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
the flours, baking powder and salt to the bowl, and run a fork through them to aerate.
Cut in stick butter & margarine until it's the consistency of cornmeal.
Pour in the milk, mixing only until everything is wet.
Lightly flour the table and turn out dough to surface (Dough will be sticky. Lightly flour.)
Roll out dough til about 1/2" thick and fold over on itself. Repeat this 4-6 times.
Roll out dough 1/2" thick. Use a glass about 2 1/2" wide mouth to cut round biscuits.
Place on lightly buttered oven pan. Brush the melted butter across the tops.
Cook 8-14 mins, watch for lightly browned tops, and firm biscuits.
Should make 9-15 biscuits depending on how thick you make them.

Since I used up things we had on hand, this post works well for Amanda's Thrifty Thursday challenge! Go visit. Wonderful recipes links to be had.

Buttermilk Biscuits on Foodista


  1. Those look so yummy . The only biscuits I am good at is pinch biscuits!

  2. Great recipe, thanks for sharing! Welcome to Thrifty Thursday :) Please remember to link back to Thrifty Thursday so that others can enjoy all the frugal tips!


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