This is a great basic biscuit recipe! We ate them with jelly and bacon and it took less than 30 minutes from milling to out of the oven and on our plates! There are some tips that you need to know about biscuit dough though. DO NOT OVER MIX THE DOUGH! If you want those delicious flaky biscuits...this is the way. I'll attach a video on how to do this below. Another tip is to freeze your butter sticks and grate the butter into the flour with a cheese grater. You want the butter to be very cold.
Alright! I hope you enjoy!!
Basic Biscuit Recipe
makes 16 biscuits
4 cups Fresh Milled Soft Wheat Flour - 3 cups soft wheat berries ground on finest setting
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar (can sub coconut sugar)
14 tbsp frozen unsalted butter - grated
1 1/2 cups whole milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mill the wheat berries on the finest setting. Add the flour to a large bowl, with the baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix all the dry ingredients. Grate the butter with a cheese grater. and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix with your hands. Lastly, add the milk and gently mix. I would only give it 5-6 stirs with a spoon or your hands. Dump the dough out on the counter. it will be a mess. Dont worry, you are on course! You don't need to dust the counter with flour, there is enough loose flour in the dough. Now flatten the dough and fold it onto itself. Flatten, and fold about 8 times. This is what creates the layers. Roll the dough with a rolling pin about 1/2 inch thick, and use a sharp edge biscuit cutter. Biscuits need a sharp cut to rise well. If you use a dull edge like a jar, they won't get very tall. Place the biscuits on a cooking sheet, this is my favorite! Bake for 10-12 minutes!
Slather some of your favorite jelly on that baby!
I am working on having some amazing wooden biscuit cutters made for y'all that should be ready in time for Christmas! It is similar to what I use in the video that I made and I love it so much! Mine is handmade and I cherish it. I am also working on creating a sweet little Baker's Gift Box that will be added to the store in time for Christmas gifts! All of the items are handmade and truly give me so much joy! I can't wait to share them with y'all!