In a previous post, we used the innovative idea of our own homemade all-purpose baking mix using our fresh soft white wheat flour. Our soft white wheat flour is a perfect pairing for this all-purpose baking mix. This flour is of a sweeter variety and produces a tender crumb perfect for biscuits, pancakes, waffles, sweet breads, and other pastries. Today, we are bringing you our very first recipe using this already prepared baking mix; the perfect biscuits!
These are drop biscuits, meaning they are dropped from a spoon. There is no kneading or cutting required. These biscuits are incredibly easy to prepare, taking less than 2 minutes to prep for the oven. The recipe creates amazingly tender biscuits with a very mild whole wheat flavor.
Biscuits are widely popular and are the cornerstone of some of our favorite foods. While they can be extremely versatile, they rely on only a few ingredients and techniques. Why do we bring this up? When this is the case, quality of ingredients is of the utmost importance. A great biscuit will be made with the best ingredients. What makes our biscuits so great is our fresh, farm-to-you flour. There is an incredible flavor in our fresh milled flour that will make these biscuits shine.
The crisp exterior and tender crumb of these biscuits make them perfect for all your favorite meal times! Biscuits with gravy or biscuits with homemade jam could not get better with this easy biscuit recipe on hand! With the spoils of summer, we could not stop ourselves from using our perfect biscuits to create a base for a berry or stone fruit shortcake. In our berry or stone fruit shortcake (recipe below), we layer our perfect biscuits with market fresh fruit and freshly whipped cream. Yum!
The Perfect Shortcake Recipe
260 grams (2 cups) All-Purpose Baking Mix
4 Tablespoons cold butter cut into ¼” pieces
½ - ¾ cup cold milk
1 egg, beaten
Raw or large granulated sugar (optional)
3 cups berries or sliced stone fruit
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
6 homemade biscuits (recipe above)
Berry or Stone Fruit Shortcake Ingredients
How to Make Biscuits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add All-Purpose Baking Mix to bowl.
With your fingers, gently work in the butter. The mixture should easily clump together. The butter should not be fully incorporated.
Pour in ½ cup cold milk and fold it in. Wait a few seconds for the flour to fully absorb the milk. Add up to ¼ cup more milk if needed.
Brush tops of biscuits with beaten egg. If serving with jam or for shortcake, sprinkle tops with raw or large granulated sugar.
Bake for 12-13 minutes.
Biscuits are best within a few hours after baking.
How to Make Fruit Filling
Place berries or sliced stone fruit in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and stir to coat. Set aside for an hour to draw out juices.
Meanwhile, whip heavy cream and confectioners sugar to a medium-firm peak. Set aside in refrigerator until ready to assemble (whip cream will deflate slightly if left too long).
Slice warm biscuits in half. Place bottoms on a platter and top with half the whip cream.
Top with berries or stone fruit, the other half of the whip cream and biscuit tops.