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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Speed Bread!

Out of bread?

You can whip these biscuits together in less than 5 minutes—seriously! Using your food processor makes this no job at all.

Put into a food processor:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1/4 cup butter (cold is fine) or substitute olive oil, vegetable oil or coconut oil.

Process a few seconds until the butter has been mixed in thoroughly.

Add (all at once): 2/3 cup milk

Process a few seconds just until the dough sticks together to form a ball.

That's it . . . so easy! You don't have to mess with cutting in the butter. Hurrah!

Now, pat dough lightly into an ungreased square baking pan or a round pie pan and cut into squares or diamond shapes before baking.

Or, you can pat dough out onto a cookie sheet approx. 3/4" thick. Dip the rim of a drinking glass into flour and then cut out circles of dough. Remove excess dough and pat it out and cut again, until all the biscuits are formed. Arrange touching if you like soft sides, and apart if you like crusty sides.

Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes until golden. Makes 12 biscuits.

Bread before you know it!


Cheese Biscuits:
Add 1/2 cup grated cheese to the dough at the same time as the milk.

Herb & Garlic Biscuits:
Add 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder with the milk.

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