Something different for biscuit lovers!
I have been using dark rye flour a lot lately in my quest to find other baking mediums besides wheat flour… and I am a huge fan! Rye Flour IS NOT gluten free, so for all you gluten-free eaters, sorry. This one isn't for you.
Today I thought I would try Rye Flour in biscuits. They are a little heavier, not much though, but besides their dark rich flavor, they are without a doubt delicious and a perfect accompaniment to anything that need sopping-up! High in fiber too... so there's that.
Have at it…and bon appétit!
3 cups dark rye flour
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4-2 cups whole buttermilk
1 rounded tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Melted butter for brushing on before and after baking
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Give a good stir to combine.
- Add in the cubed butter and “cut-in” with a pastry knife/cutter, or a fork. The idea in biscuits is to get pea sized chunks cut into the flour. This helps with tenderization and layers in your biscuits.
- Pour in the buttermilk and gently mix to a set sticky dough. Add more buttermilk to achieve this consistency if needed… not all flours and buttermilks are the same, so it may take more.
- Turn out the dough onto a rye-floured surface. Sprinkle a bit of the chopped rosemary onto the dough and begin to knead. Sprinkle again and knead some more until all the rosemary has been added; Knead to a sanity dough. Dust the work surface with additional rye flour if needed to prevent sticking. Roll the dough out to an inch (or more) thickness depending on how thick you like your biscuits. Cut with a round biscuit cutter… I used 1.5-2” diameter cutter and got eight biscuits from this recipe.
- Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet pan. Brush the tops and sides with the melted butter. Place in the preheated oven and bake 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness. Remove form the oven and brush with the melted butter before serving.