It is raining out. The skies are gray and my dogs do nothing but sleep by my feet. It is one of those days when you don’t want to do anything (including assignments, papers, and readings) but cozy up in a thick, wool sweater with a cup of coffee and read a book just for fun!
I, however, have three papers to finish, one analysis, and God knows what else for my two other classes (I figured if I don’t look at my calendar then the due dates will magically disappear).
Still, I wanted to do something other than read yet another paper on Image Repair Theory…so I found this recipe for bread rolls! Of course, I put my own spin into it…added a few things, substituted a thing or two and voila! A delicious, mouth-watering biscuit is created!
*Makes 12 biscuits*
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose white flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 ¼ tsp basil
- 1 cup warm water
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)
- Heat oven to 350°
- Grease muffin tin (you want to do this now…)
- Combine flours, baking powder, garlic salt, and basil.
- Add oil and combine
- Add water little by little (I found that when using whole wheat flour I needed the full cup of water, but when using just white flour I only needed about ¾ cups of water)
- Using your hands mix well until mixture is sticky (it’ll be really sticky)
- Pull and make small balls with dough – small enough to fit muffin cups…and place them in.
- Sprinkle sea salt on top of every ball (optional)
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (I turned off oven at 25 minutes but left biscuits inside for another 5 minutes)
I used basil because I prefer this herb over thyme. The biscuits are nice and soft…and delicious with coffee! Tomorrow I will try making them with grated cheese (I didn’t have any today). I think they will be just great! You could also use flavoured EVOO if you don’t have any herbs on hand. Or, I think they would be great with just sea salt.
Before adding the basil, I put the measured amount in my hand, and then slowly crushed them by rubbing my hands together – I didn’t want “big” flakes in my dough.
This is a quick and easy recipe…good and convenient if you run out of bread just when you need it! (like when you make spaghetti and have nothing to go with it…true story, happened to me once). Its very possible you already have most ingredients in your pantry…so what are you waiting for? This biscuit recipe is great, try it out!