cherry wheat biscuits

being a big fan of breakfast, I'm always dreaming up new things that I can bake. yesterday, I bought the most amazing Vanilla Pear Butter. seriously, amazing. I couldn't keep myself out of it when I decided to pop it open for a taste. so last night I must have been dreaming about things I could plop a big dollop of it on because this morning I woke up with an idea in my head.
I've made these Whole Wheat Biscuits time and time again. I've cut them into circles and added seeds and spices on top, sliced them into squares and topped them with fresh honey butter, but until this morning I had not added anything to the dough. and now I'm already dreaming up plans of other additions, dates, ginger, white chocolate chips... the list could go on.
the hearts are for you, babe. :)
Cherry Wheat Biscuits

adapted from Ruth Ann, All Recipes

:: for biscuits ::

1 cup flour + additional flour for kneading and dusting
1 cup wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1 cup milk
1/4 cup dried bing cherries, chopped

• mix flours, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a large bowl
• cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs
• stir in milk
• stir in cherries and transfer to floured surface
• knead 8-10 times, with additional flour to create a soft dough. roll out 3/4" thick and cut biscuits into desired shape. repeat with scrap dough by rolling it out and cutting again.
• bake at 450 degrees for 10 mins or until golden.
• top with desired butter or honey. I enjoyed mine with Vanilla Pear Butter.

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Anonymous Amanda said...

Biscuits with coffee and flavored butter are a perfect way to relax on the weekends. I wish it wasn't as hot as hell here in California or else I'd fire up my oven. It's been cold for the past couple of weeks :(

July 13, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

wow, these look delicious! i am definitely going to need some of that butter! I am hosting a little blog event, I'd love for you to participate... I always enjoy seeing what you come up with :)



July 13, 2008 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Bonbon Oiseau said...

these look beautiful and i bet they're delicious!

July 13, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Those look so good and so easy!

July 13, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Aran said...

i am a big fan of breakfast too especially of biscuits like these!

July 14, 2008 at 3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where do you get vanilla pear butter? Here in Portland?

July 14, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger alyson. said...

I got the Vanilla Pear Butter at Whole Foods. :)

July 14, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger stacy said...

Biscuits in the morning are perfect. These little hearts look quite good.

July 15, 2008 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger ana dane said...

these look lovely- i'll make them tomorrow morning to go along with some iced chocolate chai tea.

you could even use 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream in place of the milk and butter for a truly decadent morning- i usually make my scones (which are basically just sweet biscuits) with all heavy cream, and they are delicious.

July 15, 2008 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Hollister H. Hovey said...

That butter sounds like a dream! (As do the cookies). The Bedford Cheese shop sells this wonderful organic cinnamon sugar butter. It's nothing more than cinnamon toast sans bread for the laziest individual in the world, but it seems more special when it comes all smushed together in a cute little container.

July 29, 2008 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

The vanilla pear butter sure sounds delicious!! And thank you for the pdf version!! Love your blog... and I think it's fair to say now that all blogs hailing from portland are visually and aesthetically beautiful!! You guys make me want to move there!!

August 5, 2008 at 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow!! I just found your blog, its so useful, I think I'm going to try making this.

December 5, 2008 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Wowee!! those look good. Can't wait to try the recipe out.

December 9, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Leesh said...

just made these tonight and they are DIVINE!

February 8, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

These look amazing!

February 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

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