Daily Archives: February 21, 2013
On a whim, I bought a specialty flour. It’s called Prairie Gold, it’s a white, whole wheat flour – the wheat itself if golden, not the darker brown of traditional wheat, so it’s buttery colored instead of the deeper brown.
It’s organic, grown in high altitude and has a high protein content. I was not expecting it to make any noticeable difference, but it did offer a way to make fluffier whole wheat baked goods, so I was on board. It didn’t hurt that is wasn’t that much more expensive than my plain old unbleached flour.
Was I in for a surprise. The biscuits I made were practically creamy. It’s hard to explain the texture, but it was light for whole wheat, creamy and still fluffy – not like white Pillsbury biscuit fluffy, but darn good. The flavor is slightly nutty and it gave the biscuits a richer flavor.
I’ll be using this a lot more.
What goes great with a nice beef stew? How about cinnamon biscuits for dessert with some good coffee.
Originally posted 1/2011
Sweet Cinnamon Biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup vegetable oil or butter
- 4 tbsp buttermilk powder
- ¾ cup water
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
bowl & 9” round baking pan, greased
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, & buttermilk powder in bowl, mix well. Stir in vegetable oil. Add water and stir until just blended. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Roll out into a 15×8” rectangle. Spread with butter, mix cinnamon & sugar and sprinkle evenly over butter. Roll up dough in jelly roll fashion. Pinch to seal seam. Cut roll into 1-½ “ slices. Arrange slices, cut side up in baking pan. Bake at 425° until lightly browned, approx. 15-20 minutes. Serve warm.
EDIT: I keep buttermilk powder on hand in the pantry. But if you want to use fresh buttermilk, use 3/4 cup and skip the water.
The nasty weather they were predicting came along and has us pretty well housebound. We’ve had sleet and rain and freezing rain and snow. The last hour or so we’ve been watching a group of whitetails playing grab-ass in the back yard. Really the only way to describe it in just a few words. Mrs J has put out extra corn for them. Katie has been hiding since the weather turned but we got a good breakfast into her this morning.