These whole grain biscuits are surpriseingly light and fluffy and couldn't be easier to make. They are great topped with butter and honey, jam or good sausage gravy.
And they also make extraordinary breakfast sandwiches with avocado, fried egg, and bacon (or sausage).
Prep time:10 minutes
Cook time:10-12 minutes
- 2 cups organic spelt flour
- 1/4 teaspoon quality salt
- 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
- 3 tablespoons organic sugar*
- 1/2 cup cold organic butter
- 2/3 cup cold water (or less)
*Alternate granulate sweetner can also be used or sweetener omited completely.
- Pastry cutter or fork
- Circular cookie cutter
- Baking sheet
Step 0. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 1. Mix dry ingredients
Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and optional sweetener.
Step 2. Cut in the butter
Cut in the cold butter using a fork or pastry cutter only until the bits of butter are slightly smaller than a pea.
Step 3. Add the water
Add the cold water slowly until it just combines into a dough. You may not need it all.
Step 4. Roll out dough
Pat out the dough on a floured surface until it is 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a wide mouth jar lid or circular cookie cutter. Place them on a baking tray 1 1/2 inches apart.
Step 5. Bake
Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom and just browning on the top.
Serve warm with butter and jam or topped with good gravy.