Sourdough spelt biscuits – bessie bakes

Let me just step on this soapbox for a moment and share an important public service announcement brought to you by the People Against Sad/Crappy Biscuits Out of an Exploding Can.

Times have changed, I know. Bread banana pudding You’re tired. Banana nut bread muffins recipe You work hard day in and day out to provide for yourself and your family. Eggless banana bread recipe By the weekend, you just want relax or catch up on the thousand things you didn’t have time to do during the week.


You’d much rather just watch someone make biscuits on tv and daydream about it, or better yet, pop open a can of biscuits and bake them for breakfast. Best ever banana nut bread The idea of baking biscuits from scratch sounds like too much work. Best banana bread pudding recipe But in reality, it might take you a mere 15 minutes to whip up the most incredible buttery, flaky, and flavorful biscuit dough that any self-respecting biscuit lover would approve.

Look, I hate guilt trips, so this is not am attempt to give you one more thing to feel bad about.

But just consider for a moment the fact that we are relying on food corporations to dictate what we put into our bodies…and a lot of times it’s not even food, or something human beings should be consuming. Easy banana bread muffins recipe From hydrogenated oils to chemical-laden flours, biscuits from a can are really not a great idea.

I fully realize too that even a proper southern biscuit isn’t a health food. Banana nut bread recipe with buttermilk But today, we are reinventing the holy biscuit into something that can be transformed with the power of a sourdough starter and nutritionally dense and flavorful spelt flour.

Oh, and by the way…if you use butter, but can’t drink lactose without leaving a trail of methane gas eveywhere you go, there is an easy non-dairy buttermilk substitute included.

This is a question that you will get different answers to depending on who you ask. Peanut butter banana bread recipe Many biscuit aficianados will proclaim that a mixture of half shortening (for flakiness) and half butter (for flavor) is the perfect balance. Banana nut bread recipe with sour cream Some only use shortening, while others use lard exclusively.

So what do I use? Butter..that’s it, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! MIXING BISCUIT DOUGH

The most important thing to consider when making a flaky and tender biscuit is how you cut the butter or fat in the dough. Easy healthy banana bread recipe Although the first photo of this post shows a sourdough culture mixed in with the flours, I don’t recommend mixing it that way (that was mainly for styling reasons).

Rather, mix the dry ingredients together first, then add in really cold butter that has been grated or diced into tiny chunks. Best ever gluten free banana bread I used a grater because it’s really quick, and it helps to make the dough flaky. Best banana bread recipe in the world You simply rub the butter into flour with the tips of your fingers, or a fork or pastry cutter. Easy banana bread recipe for kids Mix in the buttermilk, yogurt and the sourdough culture until everything is just combined so as not to over work the dough.

Note: Y our sourdough culture that you use can be unfed and it doesn’t have to be really ripe. Best healthy banana bread recipe We aren’t concerned with creating a structure as much as using the sourdough to neutralize phytic acid. Healthy banana bread recipe applesauce If you have stalled your starter in the fridge, this is a great time to use the discarded starter from a feeding. Simple banana bread muffins See recipe notes for instruction. Easy gluten free banana bread recipe BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTES

So what if you don’t have buttermilk in the fridge? No worries, just simply measure regular milk and add 1 Tbsp. Better homes and gardens banana bread recipe of apple cider vinegar and stir. Best ever moist banana bread Let it set for a few minutes until it starts to bubble or curdle.

For a dairy-free buttermilk sub, simply take almond milk and add 1 Tbsp. Moist banana bread with sour cream recipe of apple cider vinegar. Best gluten free banana bread recipe Stir and let it bubble or curdle for a few minutes. Calories in homemade banana bread You can also sub dairy-free yogurt with regular yogurt too! A LOW GLUTEN ALTERNATIVE

If you are trying your best to only consume ancient versions of wheat, then I have a great trick for you! This recipe calls for mainly spelt flour, but also a bit of all purpose flour for a lighter texture. Healthy moist banana bread recipe If you prefer not to eat modern wheat, then substitute the all purpose flour with a gluten free blend. Healthy moist banana bread My favorite is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.

When the dough comes together, it should look like the photo above or possibly even messier, which is fine because you don’t want to over work the dough. Best ever banana bread recipe Because we have added a sourdough culture it’s going to develop more of a tender bread-like structure. How to make moist banana bread In order to slow this process down but still give the sourdough time transform the ingredients and make the vitamins and minerals more bioavailable, we need to ferment it in the fridge. Banana bread cake mix Let the dough ferment for at least 3-5 hours. Best healthy banana bread Or for convenience of baking the biscuits first thing in the morning, let ferment overnight in the fridge and then cut and bake them in the morning.

I tried it both ways and I was surprised at how tender the biscuits were after having fermented overnight! This is obviously perfect solution for a weekend morning breakfast.

• I used my egg ring you see above to cut the biscuits. Banana bread bread machine I love that I can fry an egg with it too!

• Pastry cutters make cutting butter into biscuit or pie dough mess-free.

Oh, just look at those tender biscuits! That peach jam was just the perfect sweet topping to counterbalance the earthy aroma and flavor.

Do you generally eat biscuits or are you intimidated by the process? Leave a comment below and tell me about your biscuit knowledge. Extreme banana nut bread Are you in for baking these sourdough spelt biscuits? Tell me all about your experience too!

Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan and brush the tops with buttermilk. Eggless banana bread recipes moist Bake for 14-17 minutes or until the biscuits are set and have a bit of color on top. Eggless banana bread with yogurt It’s better to under bake them and check one for doneness. Can i make banana bread without baking soda Biscuits become bricks if over-baked!!

If you feed your starter everyday, then you want to use the starter that you discard during a feeding for this recipe. Can you make banana bread without baking soda If you stall your starter in the fridge, take it out and feed it 100 grams flour, 100 grams water, and 100 grams starter. How to make banana bread without baking soda Let it ferment for 4-12 hours then add 1/2 cup of it to your dough. Recipe for banana bread with chocolate chips You don’t have to worry about it being really bubbly because we aren’t concerned with creating a stable gluten structure. Banana bread bread machine recipe For a buttermilk sub:

If you don’t have buttermilk, measure regular milk and add 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar and let curdle or bubble for a few minutes.

For a dairy-free buttermilk, take almond milk (for the best flavor) and add 1 Tbsp. Banana bread recipe hawaii apple cider vinegar and let bubble or curdle for a few minutes. Banana bread recipe with chocolate chips For a low gluten alternative:

This recipe calls for mainly spelt flour and a bit of all purpose flour. Banana bread made with coconut flour If you prefer to only eat ancient forms of wheat and not consume all purpose flour, you can substitute the AP flour with your favorite gluten free flour blend. Banana bread made with sour cream The spelt flour will give the biscuits structure and the gluten free flour will create a tender crumb. Banana bread in cake pan I’ve tried it this way and it works beautifully!

After realizing her love for cooking and baking was not just a hobby, Leslie decided to take the leap and enroll in The French Pastry School’s artisan bread-baking course in Chicago. Blueberry banana bread recipe After the birth of her sweet boy two years later, she needed a creative outlet in the kitchen, so she started her own food blog.

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