You are here: Home » Baking » Perfect Biscuits Perfect Biscuits Baking,Breakfast,Featured Article,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/whole-wheat-buttermilk-biscuits/ August 24, 2008 If you want to make perfect biscuits, you need "biscuit hands" and a great recipe. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn Nutty whole-wheat flour lends texture and a nutrition boost to these golden biscuits. Each biscuit features 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. </br> </br> <b>Recipe:</b> <a href="http://www.relish.com/recipes/whole-wheat-buttermilk-biscuits/" target="_blank">Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits</a> http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/15968_ww_biscuits_f.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint From 1860 until the mid-19th century, it was not unusual for farm housewives and family cooks to bake at least one batch of biscuits every day. Until sharp-edge cutters were invented, they used tin or wood circles to shape their dough. And when someone got the bright idea of rolling cutters with multiple circles, it was possible to stamp out more than one biscuit at a time. We have always been impressed by the different ways Americans have eaten biscuits. Our idea of a perfect breakfast is a hot biscuit with sweet butter and jam, but we can understand that when big breakfasts were popular, biscuits were served with more substantial toppings. In the South, for instance, biscuits were smothered with red-eye gravy and in the North, with creamed chipped beef. For later in the day, there’s nothing better you can do with baking powder biscuits than douse them with fresh strawberry sauce and whipped cream, and turn them into shortcakes. The main thing to remember in making homemade biscuits is that you need a “good biscuit hand.” Mix the ingredients lightly, and never over-mix. As food writer and cookbook author James Villas writes in The Glory of Southern Cooking (Wiley, 2007), “Never handle biscuit dough any longer than it takes to just mix the ingredients.” Too much mixing and handling and you’ll end up with a hockey puck rather than a flakey, fluffy, crumbly biscuit that’s worthy of any topping you want to put on it. —By Jean Kressy Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits With 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving, biscuits are back on the menu for a healthy breakfast. Mattie Ball Fletcher's Buttermilk Biscuits These tender biscuits are an old-time favorite. Derby Cheese and Herb Biscuits A perfect quick bread to prepare with the kiddies.