Whole Meal Biscuits

Whole Meal Biscuits

These biscuits could just as easily be called crackers I suppose, depending on your understanding of the terminology. I am immediately reminded of Johanna's informative post regarding the scone vs. biscuit controversy. Do refer to the picture for guidance here. In any case, the original recipe for these crisp little crackers with a wholesome earthy whole wheat and oat flavor and mealy texture comes from Fresh Food Fast by Peter Berley. He suggests you serve these them with grapes (do choose red) and some sharp spreadable cheese such as Brie or blue. Let the cheese warm to room temperature for easy spreading and don't forget a glass of full-bodied red wine to go along with the whole delightful experience.

Whole Meal Biscuits


Whole Meal BiscuitsWhole Meal Biscuits
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From Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour
Published on May 28, 2008

Simple, crisp, earthy and savory whole wheat and oat biscuits — perfect for serving with cheese

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup whole fat yogurt or buttermilk
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a food processor, process the oats, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and pepper to form a fine meal. Drop the butter in and pulse until the butter is reduced to small crumbs. Add the yogurt or buttermilk and pulse a few more times.

  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board and roll out until the dough is approximately 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 2-inch rounds and transfer to the baking sheet. Re-roll remaining dough and repeat.

  • Prick each biscuit with the prongs of a fork. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned. Cool for a short while on a wire rack before serving.

  • Note: if whole wheat pastry flour is unavailable, substitute equaly proportions of whole wheat flour and white pastry flour.

Makes about 12 biscuits
Whole Meal Biscuits

Whole Meal Biscuits

14 comments:

jasmine said...

These look fabulous--and the flavours in the goat cheese olive balls sound great together.


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Anonymous said...

Is that 1/3 cup yogurt?

Lisa said...

Thanks Anon! Yes, it is 1/3 cup of yogurt or buttermilk.

Ricki said...

Another winner! I think I'd love these, esp. with some of that full-bodied wine. . . !! (you can just bring the stuff over to my place and that wouldn't technically be "entertaining," right?) ;)

Anonymous said...

You're welcome! Thanks for responding so soon - I was hoping you would so I could make them tonight. And I did, and they were good. Thanks for the recipe!

Lisa said...

Ricki, I may be a hermit, but I'm not anti-social :) It would be my pleasure to make this treat to share and enjoy with you.

Anon, you have put a smile on my face. Happy to be of assistance.

LisaRene said...

I would consider this a savory biscuit as opposed to a cracker, they would have to be much thinner and very crisp to be considered a cracker in my mind :)

What's this about being a hermit and not entertaining??? You do realize that you are publishing a blog that the WHOLE WORLD can see? I'd say your popularity is right up there with the high school homecoming queen :)

Laurie Constantino said...

I love whole meal crackers (which is what they'd be called in the US) with cheese. Chedder is particularly nice. SO good. Now I have a recipe - thanks!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks really good Lisa! I love how you plated it with the grapes - it looks beautiful!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

These look great with the grapes. Definitely something you could arrange in a nice platter for a crowd.

Bellini Valli said...

These would go so well with your goat cheese olive balls Lisa:D

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I guess "biscuits" make me think of fluffy buttermilk biscuits so popular in the Southeast, US. Yours look like a perfect cross between a cracker and a biscuit. And they look wonderfully textured and chewy! They're perfect party food, indeed.

Hetal said...

these biscuits look delicious,nice and healthy recipe.

Johanna said...

yep I would call these either biscuits, bikkies, dry biscuits or maybe even oatcakes (just to stir the pot with a little added confusion) - but to paraphrase shakespeare said - a biscuit by any other name would taste as good - these look fantastic esp with cheese.

If you are not entertaining then maybe you could think of it as practicing for when you do :-)