Tuesday, November 23, 2010

From Biscuits to Blah

Have you ever baked something that you have been craving only for it to turn out to be a huge disappointment? That was me this morning, biscuits…how hard can it be?!

It wasn’t just the biscuits that I was looking forward to, but the spread that was going on them. First, let’s just start with the biscuits…


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt


Wet ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbl. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey


so far so good right?! Here’s where I think I went wrong, may have needed more butter.

Sift dry ingredients and mix 2 tbls butter with a pastry blender.


Now add the wet and mix just until combined.


add a couple handfuls of cranberries


Turn out onto counter and lightly kneed , roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out circles



Place on sheet pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.


The finished product…


wasn’t terrible but certainly not my favorite, what a bummer! So to try and jazz up the flavor I decided to spread some Cranberry Lime Sauce on them.


I loved this spread when I tasted it here but to tell you the truth I really didn’t care for it today. Maybe it was the crackers that tasted so good! lol


Nope, I don’t think anything can save these poor biscuits except….


Miley!  Do you think she knows that she is getting my kitchen blunders?? Frankly, I don’t think she cares! lol Winking smile Back to the drawing board for me!!




  1. Wonder if the olive oil was too heavy or flavorful? I have never made biscuits from scratch actually. At least you tried!!!

  2. Aw, at least your dog got a treat! Sorry the biscuits didn't turn out perfectly but at least you gave it a try!

  3. I like how you used olive oil and wheat germ - picking it up a healthy notch. Very nice. Aww, Miley is so cute!

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  5. Don't you hate it when you go to all that effort and are so excited just to make something that's so-so. :( Oh well, live and learn right! They look nice though!

  6. What a shame to be unhappy with the end result of your labors! They look yummy anyway. I'm a new follower and one of Jane's good ebuds. Up, up and away....you'll do better next time I'm sure. =) Can't wait to see what it will be.