Prep 5 mins
Cook 18 mins
Tender, flaky sour cream biscuits like Mama never made!
- 2 cups 100% whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons gluten
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt (or regular)
- 1⁄4 cup cold butter, cut in pats
- 1⁄2 cup cold milk
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- Put oven rack just below the middle so the biscuits will bake in the middle of the oven. This will prevent the bottoms being overdone, and will produce a nice crust on the top and a tender middle.
- Preheat oven to 400°F Bake 18 minutes, or until the biscuit is firm with just a little "give" when lightly pressed on top, and are golden brown. The time will vary slightly depending on the size of your biscuits.
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, gluten, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Using a pastry blender, cut cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside. (If you don't have a pastry blender, use two table knives and keep cutting across the mixture. It takes a little longer, but works as well.).
- In a small bowl, stir together milk and sour cream until mixture is fairly smooth. Add the milk mixture all at once to the flour mixture in the medium bowl. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir just until the dough sticks together.
- Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Gently knead 10-12 times, or just until the dough holds together.
- Pat dough to 1/2 thickness, forming a square or rectangle. Cut dough into squares or rectangles. If too large, cut squares across corner-to-corner into diamonds. OR: roll dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness and cut biscuits with a floured 3-inch biscuits cutter. Push the cutter straight down and twist to cut the dough without tearing it. Push the cut biscuits out of the cutter.
- Put the cut biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about a 1-inch space on all sides between biscuits so the sides will get "crusty" like the tops.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
These biscuits were delicious! It is a nice change from the regular white biscuits. I will definitely be making these again.
I just pulled my first batch of these out of the oven and I agree--they are amazing. I used King Arthur White Whole Wheat flour.
WOW! I had stopped making biscuits because I never found a good enough 100% whole wheat recipe - but these were terrific! Like a "real" biscuit! They rose so tall, had a great flaky texture, and tasted great! I followed the recipe, using "white" whole wheat flour and "light" sour cream, and I did need a bit of extra milk. I am thrilled to have this recipe!