It rains EVERY DAY here. EVERY DAY! Our garden is pretty flooded and not much seems to be growing, except for tiny clusters of weeds and I don’t very much like to eat weeds. It is also near impossible to ever go out for a walk without getting rained on. Not that I mind so much, but kids don’t really like getting rained on and it just looks cruel of me to take them out in it.
So… I’ve been spending this past rainy week baking away. I love to bake so much that my tiny little freezer is not big enough for all of my creations. I wish I had more people to give stuff to. I gave away a bunch of goodies to a friend who is due to have her baby soon and to my parents, who I have always tested my recipes on. Our freezer is still full and it is still raining, so I think I will have even more baking to do.
This morning I decided to scratch a recipe off of my list that has been there for a long time now. This recipe is something that a reader had also suggested to me in an e-mail not too long ago, so I knew that I just had to get to it!
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
A soft and fluffy buttermilk biscuit, made with whole wheat flour and the addition of ground flax seed. These are especially to die for warm from the oven with margarine and jam.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour, divided
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup vegan margarine
- 1 flax egg (2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons warm water)
- 1 cup vegan buttermilk*
- 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup
* To make vegan buttermilk, place one tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in a one cup measuring cup and add enough non-dairy milk to fill the measuring cup. Allow the mixture to sit and curdle a few minutes before adding to the recipe.
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine 2 3/4 cups of the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and sea salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in the vegan margarine. In a small dish whisk together the ground flax seed and warm water to make your flax egg. Set the flax egg aside to thicken. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the vegan buttermilk, and pure maple syrup. Add the flax egg. Pour the wet ingredients into the medium mixing bowl with the flour/margarine mixture, mix until combined and a ball of dough forms. Sprinkle in the reserved 1/4 cup of flour onto the dough in the bowl and knead the dough about 10 times, until the flour is combined. Form the dough into a 3/4 inch thick disk. Use a 3 inch diameter circle cutter or drinking glass to cut the dough into biscuits. Place each biscuit onto the baking sheet. Re-form the dough into a 3/4 inch thick disc and continue to cut the dough to make 7 biscuits. Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.
Well, maybe the rain can stay just a little while longer. 😉
Do you have any suggestions for a recipe? Leave a comment below or send me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you! 🙂
If you have dandelions amongst your crop of weeds, their leafy greens are supposed to be really healthy and tasty in a salad or sautéed. I laughed the day I spotted them in the produce department… Paying for weeds 🙂
Haha! Yea, I know. Unfortunately, there are no dandelions in the garden, but there may be some in our yard some place.
This morning, I was also disheartened by the rain. I wanted to go for my walk early in the morning but just couldn’t bring myself to head out and get wet. I am just going to have to figure out a different way to get some exercise because it’s not looking good for the rest of the week, either. 😦 Nothing is as nice as a good walk, though. I’m sorry about your garden, too. That must be frustrating. I think I’ll just have to be inspired by all your baking. My family would be thrilled if I spent the day making treats for them. 🙂
Thanks Alicia! 🙂 I sooo badly want to go out for a walk these days too. Too bad it just keeps on raining!
I am psyched to see a biscuit recipe from you–my homeowner, Brandon, has been dying for me to cook up some “sausage” gravy and biscuits and I’ve been comparing recipes, but these even LOOK perfect. I am not a good baker whatsoever and I trust your recipes, so thank you!!
Your Welcome! Hope you like them! Let me know if you do try them out! 🙂
I made these with the kids this morning…they LOVED them! Ate ’em with butter and honey. Thanks so much for another awesome recipe!
Oooh! Glad to hear it. I’ve been thinking about going back and trying some of the older recipes. 🙂
Thanks for this lovely recipe.
I just really want to check that your one flax eggs actually uses 2 tablespoons of flaxmeal per 3 tablespoons of water (as opposed to 1 tablespoon flaxmeal per 3 tablespoons of water used more often).
You can define a ‘flax egg’ equivalent as you like of course, and I’m really keen to use what YOU want not what everyone else uses.
I doubt you have made a mistake but want to double check anyway,
I love to see baking with minimally processed ingredients and am a really looking forward to rolling my sleeves up and baking healthy versions of treats that I had thought I would never bake again, which felt sad.
Hi Helen! Yep, it’s 2 tablespoons for the flax egg. I hope that you find some recipes here that you enjoy! 🙂
Here in the uk, we call these ‘scones’ by the way. Here, ‘biscuits’ are what you call ‘cookies’.