For every four biscuits you want to make, use these ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (or shortening if you like). Don’t heat it or warm it up – just cut into small cubes. Biscuits rise better with cold ingredients!
  • 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees – (IMPORTANT!)
  2. Lightly butter a stone cookie sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and butter. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, 2 knives, or your hands, cut in butter and mix until a coarse meal develops and butter is evenly distributed.
  4. Add the salt and the baking powder.
  5. Add milk one tablespoon at a time, and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is sticky, add more flour 1 tablespoon at a time. If it doesn’t seem doughy enough, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time
  6. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 20 seconds, adding flour if the dough becomes sticky.
  7. Roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut out biscuits with a small glass. Press together uncut dough and continue rolling and cutting biscuits.
  8. Bake until lightly golden brown on top and fragrant, about 15 to 18 minutes.

The biscuits may be made ahead and frozen, unbaked, up to a month in advance. Bake straight from the freezer adding 3 to 5 minutes to the baking time. Apparently, will even rise better than if made fresh, as the moisture in them will take ingredients upwards when in a very hot , preheated stove.