Who doesn’t love a fluffy, delicious biscuit? I know I do. These whole grain yeast biscuits are the best yet! The yeast adds a dimension of flavor and gives an amazing rise!
So, why would I even make a yeast biscuit? I wanted a “mile high” biscuit recipe. You know those biscuits that are just huge? Yeah, those!
Even though I can make something similar with baking powder, the yeast just adds an amazing flavor and texture. They are like the perfect cross between a dinner roll and a biscuit.
These biscuits are the perfect side dish for dinner or the perfect vessel for breakfast sandwiches.
I make mine with all freshly milled flour, but, you can make these with store bought flour, as well.
I used my regular biscuit recipe and altered it to use yeast instead of baking powder.
For this recipe, you will need:
- Instant yeast
- Olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Mix well. Drizzle the olive oil over the flour mixture and mix until crumbly.
Meanwhile, heat the milk to lukewarm. Add milk and yeast to the flour, salt, and oil mixture.
Mix well and turn over onto your lightly floured work station. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out the biscuits. Place on a greased baking sheet or in a well seasoned cast iron skillet.
Cover and allow to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
I hope you will give these a try!
See you soon!
Whole Grain Yeast Biscuits
- 1 Large mixing bowl
- 1 Baking sheet or cast iron skillet
- 2 cup flour I use freshly milled
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
- 3/4 cup milk
- Mix flour and salt. Add olive oil and mix until crumbly.
- Heat milk to lukewarm.
- Add milk and yeast to flour mixture.
- Mix well and turn onto a lightly floured surface.
- Cut out biscuits and place on greased baking sheet or cast iron skillet.
- Cover and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.