Simple. Flaky. Delicious.
What more could we ask for?
I think I should premise why I choose to use this recipe with the ingredients.. It’s rather simple. The ingredients are all in my pantry and in all honesty, none of the items need to be refrigerated. Meaning all the items are already in my long term storage. So I don’t need to run to the grocery store to pick anything up to make it. I just plop it all in a bowl… incorporate and fold and bake.
It really is that easy!
But here is the best part. They are cheaper and easy to make. So much so they match or beat the store brand and Pillsbury biscuits that come in that freaky can that scares the crud out of me.
Here’s the breakdown…
2.68 with a count of 8
makes each biscuit .33 cents each.
And 4.34 for a count of 20 makes each biscuit .217.
While this is a better match it;s still cheaper to make them.
1.98 for 5 biscuits makes each one .396
which is not a deal at all. Why do I remember them being in 6 count or 8 ct? This packaging seems rather small and odd to me.
Then there is the store brand at Walmart being 1.58 for 8 coming in at .19 each.
This is the exact price it costs to make them from scratch. But the thing is I would still have to go to the store to buy the package and go home to pop it open and make them.
And honestly, once you start cooking from scratch, you start to taste the chemical taste in the processed food.
Don’t believe me? Try making something from scratch for years and then go back to the store bought brand.
You won’t like the taste.
So what does it cost me to make biscuits?
.19 cents a piece.
I make a batch of 12 biscuits which costs me 2.34 cents for 12. I heat my oven once and after they are out and cooled I put them in a ziploc bag and store them in the freezer. Taking out only what I need when I need them. Saving me the cost of gas to go get the can, and the cost of heating my oven over and over again for each can of biscuits.
Not only that, I am using freshly ground whole wheat in my biscuits which gives me the health benefits of the natural vitamins and minerals in each bite.
I am literally sold on making them myself! And here is the recipe so you can make them for yourself.
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 cups of soft white wheat flour ground on the pastry setting or fine setting.
- 1 T Baking Powder
- 1 T Sugar
- 1/2 t Cream of Tartar
- 1/4 t Sea Salt
- 1/4 t Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Shortening (ok, I use Crisco at the moment, I know!)
- 1/8 cup Buttermilk powder
- 2/3 cup water
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Mix Buttermilk powder and water together in a small bowl and set aside to rest. Use a pastry cutter and incorporate the shortening into the dry ingredients till small sized texture. Then add water and mix gently till incorporated. Just enough to place on a well floured surface patting out and fold over 3-4 times mixing in flour only as needed. Then cut and place in cookie sheet.
Bake at 450f for 10-12 minutes