Whole Wheat Olive Oil Biscuits

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Biscuits

I paid a visit to my Dad this past weekend and, as usual, I took advantage of the opportunity to transform some food in his spacious and cook-friendly kitchen. It was a collaborative effort on this occasion, with Dad providing the chili and me, a spicy Indian potato dish along with these quick and easy biscuits. Though they are filling and made with whole wheat flour, these biscuits are surprising delicate, with a melt in your mouth quality that is not to be resisted. Serve warm with a pat of butter.

Whole Wheat Olive Oil BiscuitsWhole Wheat Olive Oil Biscuits
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Published on October 16, 2007

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth dinner biscuits made with whole wheat flour and olive oil

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes

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  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup milk or yogurt
  • handful of raisins, currants, fresh or dried berries, or chopped nuts (optional)
  • Preheat an oven to 375°F and grease a large baking sheet with butter or oil.

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the oil and butter and cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or a knife and fork until only small pieces are visible. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

  • Add the milk or yogurt and stir gently until the dough holds together. If you are adding any fruit, raisins, berries or other additions, stir them in with the milk. Gently shape the dough into 2-inch rounds approximately 1 inch thick and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 8 to 10 biscuits

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Biscuits


DK said...

am always in for any berries added in my dishes..! they r so packed with nutrients. This one is in my 'to try' list :) thanks for the recipe

Padma said...

Now that is what I call healthy and cool will work for me!

Finla said...

That indeed is a very healthy cookie. And with oilive oil it must have been superb

zlamushka said...

Beautiful looking and egg-less. I love that combo ;-) Will definitely bookmark this!

Anonymous said...

I tried these today-- man, they were awesome. I actually had them with some okra and tomatoes-- what a great combo. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Not the result I was looking for. IMHO, the butter flavor overpowers the olive oil. Greasing the pan was unnecessary, as these biscuits came out way too short. However, this recipe has promise, and I'll try again: without butter, with less yogurt, and marginally more olive oil.