Red Fife Biscuits

I realized I still had lots of jam left over from last year and needed to use it up before it's New Jam Season. The strawberries will soon be ready for jamming. I needed to make something to put the jam on so...

Red Fife Biscuit Recipe Chrisbookarama.com


Red Fife Biscuits

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup Red Fife flour (or whole wheat)
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp organic cane sugar (or white sugar)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup milk

Combine your dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk until combined. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead a few times (about 10). Roll out until dough is approx 3/4 inches thick. Cut out biscuits with a cutter or overturned glass. Bake about 10 mins until golden brown.

They are best eaten warm with butter and jam. Yummy!

My Mom always called biscuits Baking Powder Biscuits and I've heard people call them Tea Biscuits. What do you call them?



10 comments:

  1. Your biscuits looks delicious. Is Red Fife a brand name? I'm not familiar with it.

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  2. Well, you know, here in the South, biscuits are the bread of choice. Or they certainly were for my grandmother. I hadn't thought about making them with whole wheat flour, but that would likely be better and more healthy. Yours look great!

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  3. Those look delicious! I am the worst biscuit maker in the world because I always overwork them. I need to practice.

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  4. We just call them biscuits. Your recipe is different from mine. I also interested in Red Fife. It's new to me.

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  5. I had never heard of Red Fife flour until recently and then I happen to notice that my supermarket now carries it. As I understand it, it is an heirloom wheat, and is considered an excellent whole gain bread flour.

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  6. My husband was born in the south and has lived here all his life, so of course he loves biscuits. I've never made wheat biscuits though, I'll have to try these. Don't know if I can find Red Fife flour, but if not I'll use any brand of wheat flour.

    thanks for the recipe!

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  7. I didn't know about Red Fife either. I love the reason you made them. I don't make my own jam but I do have jars to use up, so I definitely plan to employ your rationale and try the biscuits!

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  8. Everyone who asked: Caite was correct. Red fife was a heirloom wheat that almost went extinct. Recently, there has been a red fife revival and it's becoming more popular. I love the colour as it gives everything it's made into a reddish tinge. It's similar to whole wheat.

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  9. Red Fife is new to me, too. Wonder if my grocery store has had it all along and I've never noticed. I'll have to look this week. The biscuits look delicious!

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  10. Those biscuits look great-Is Red Fife a Canadian brand of flour-from Loblaws perhaps? I have never seen it on the shelves.

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