We arrived home early evening, after a lovely, long, rambling drive in the country side.
My husband had put beef shanks in the crock pot, that morning before we left, and it was absolutely wonderful to come home to a warm, delicious smelling home.
I promptly made these dense, scrumptious biscuits to go with the stew, which we ate snuggled up in the T.V room – savoring family time with none other than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Truly Scrumptious.
WHOLE WHEAT BUTTERMILK BISCUITS
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon raw sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
Heat oven to 450F.
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Whisk in the cheddar cheese. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal with some pea-size pieces remaining.
Mix in the buttermilk, stirring, just until the dough holds together.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a 7 1/2 inch square that is 3/4 inch thick.
Cut the dough into 9 squares and transfer the squares to a baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown on the top.
Recipe adapted from Food and Wine, October 2013