Archive for March 9, 2016

Spelt Flour Buttermilk Biscuits

Hi everyone,

I’m really enjoying the weather here today…it reminds me that Spring is right around the corner! (That does my heart good!) How’s the weather in your corner of the world??

Today I’m sharing a healthy, hearty biscuit recipe. It was definitely a big hit with my family! It’s SO GOOD with some butter, honey, or any spread you love.

It contains spelt flour and a little oat flour. (If you want, you can substitute wheat flour for the spelt flour.) The oat flour I used is some that I made myself. You can make your own Oat Flour too or use store bought.

I also put buttermilk powder in it. If you have liquid buttermilk on hand, you can use 2/3 cup of that in place of the buttermilk powder and water.

I’m sure you’ll love these yummy biscuits as much as my family and I do!

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

Putting the flours, baking powder and salt into my strainer so I can sift them together.

Putting the flours, baking powder and salt into my strainer so I can sift them together.

Adding the buttermilk powder too.

Adding the buttermilk powder too.

I cut the cold butter into small pieces...

I cut the cold butter into small pieces…

...and used my pastry blender until the mixture looked like coarse crumbs.

…and used my pastry blender until the mixture looked like coarse crumbs.

Then I poured in the 2/3 cup water. (If you're not using buttermilk powder, you would pour in liquid buttermilk here.)

Then I poured in the 2/3 cup water. (If you’re not using buttermilk powder, you would pour in liquid buttermilk here.)

After letting the dough rest for 5 minutes, I turned it out onto my floured mat to knead it a little...

After letting the dough rest for 5 minutes, I turned it out onto my floured mat to knead it a little…

...and pat it down for cutting into individual biscuits.

…and pat it down for cutting into individual biscuits.

Here, I'm using my biscuit cutter. If you don't have one, you can use a glass dipped in flour instead.

Here, I’m using my biscuit cutter. If you don’t have one, you can use a glass dipped in flour instead.

I put the biscuits onto my parchment paper lined cookie sheet. If you prefer, you can just use a lightly greased cookie sheet.

I put the biscuits onto my parchment paper lined cookie sheet. If you prefer, you can just use a lightly greased cookie sheet.

These were a big hit with the fam...YUM!

These were a big hit with the fam…YUM!

Spelt Flour Buttermilk Biscuits

1 1/2 Cups Spelt Flour

1/2 Cup Oat Flour

1 Tbls Baking Powder (I use aluminum free.)

1/2 tsp Salt

2 1/2 Tbls Buttermilk Powder*

5 Tbls Cold Butter

2/3 Cup Water

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet or lightly spray with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, salt and buttermilk powder (if using). Cut butter into small pieces and place in with the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender (or two knives), cut it into the flour til mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water (or liquid buttermilk) and stir just til incorporated; let it rest 5 minutes.

Turn dough onto a mat or other surface dusted with flour. Lightly knead it 4-5 times. With floured hands, pat dough into a circle approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Using a biscuit cutter or glass dipped in flour, cut dough into individual biscuits and place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 450°F for 8-10 minutes or til golden brown. Serve warm with butter, honey, or other desired spread.

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris 2016

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