Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wheat Germ Biscuits, SL1986

It has been sweltering in the MisAdventure household. Ninety degree weather and frequent thunderstorms have become the norm for our area. Not much baking gets done during this time of year, but we did manage to eke out a batch of these Wheat Germ Biscuits. I rather enjoyed them and felt that they were healthier due to the addition of the wheat germ. The Mister said they were good with Green Tomato Gravy and later with Homemade Apple Butter. He said they were not dry and crumbly like some other biscuits we have tried.


Wheat Germ Biscuits

From Southern Living 1986 Annual Recipes, Page 261

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
Cut shortening into the flour, wheat germ, baking powder,  and salt mix. Add milk and stir. Knead the dough until combined. (The recipe says 5 to 6 times, but I always forget to count.) Roll dough 1/2 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter. (I used a three inch cutter because The Mister likes large biscuits.) Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Using the three inch cutter, I cut seven biscuits and had one "leftover" biscuit. I also put these biscuits in the freezer for a few days and they froze well. In order to bake them, I took them directly out of the freezer, onto a cookie sheet, and into the oven.

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