Grandaddy Dilmus’ Biscuits – Organic Challenge – Give a meal an easy makeover!

Organic Challenge – Give a meal an easy makeover!

This week and last week I am taking on the challenge of choosing some of our favorite family meals to adapt and make it healthier. I am going to be replacing the traditional ingredients with organic ingredients.

Here are some tips from Healthy Child to help with this challenge:

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  • There’s an app for that! Check out this app: iScan My Food- This iPhone app allows you to scan food ingredients and contains information on harmful food additives, toxic ingredients in food and genetically modified foods.

I decided to do over my Grandaddy Dilmus’ Biscuits. They are one of our family’s favorite treats! These were even more delicious when I made them with whole wheat and organic ingredients than they were with white flour and non organic ingredients.

Grandaddy Dilmus’ Biscuits Recipe – Organic Makeover:

2 heaping cups of fresh ground whole wheat (originally this was white flour)
1 t salt
2 t baking powder
enough buttermilk to make it sticky like a biscuit dough should be about 1.5 cups (I used organic)
3/4 stick of butter (I used organic)

Melt the butter in an iron skillet at 475. Mix all other ingredients together. Pour half of the melted butter into the dough and mix. Drop spoonfuls of dough into iron skillet.

Cook for 12-15 minutes or until done. Flip out the golden hot biscuits onto a plate and dig in! YUMMY!! (This was an old picture from when I made it with white flour . . . but I completely forgot to take a picture with the whole wheat. I will try to remember to switch it out next time I make these.)

 

What other ideas do you have? Remember that you can leave a comment at Healthy Child and be entered to win a tote full of organic goodies. You can find information about the giveaway here.

This blog post is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.

 

 

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Recipe For How To Bake Whole Wheat Bread – Quickly!!!

OK, I know that baking your own bread can seem overwhelming. How can you possibly make time, etc. But . . . it can be SO quick to make! I wanted to show you guys just how quickly you can make your own bread. Honestly, I think that you can make it quicker than you could run into a store and buy some. I added all of the ingredients to make my bread plus talked to you guys in this video that is 3 minutes and 1 second. (Plus, I had to open a new bottle of honey where the lid wouldn’t come off in the middle of the video, so it could have been even faster. . . . Food Network start I am not.) My husband started laughing at me since I couldn’t get it open hence my giggling in the middle of the video. But, hey I only do one take on videos. But I digress, the point of the video is . . . even if you need four loaves of bread a week, that would only be about 12 minutes, right? Maybe you have that much time???

Just something to think about because baking your own bread is SO easy and economical, not to mention healthy. Here is the video, and the recipe follows. Enjoy!!

How To Bake Whole Wheat Bread:

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe:

4 cups freshly ground whole wheat (If you need tips on how to grind your own wheat, click here.)
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
2 t salt
2 T dough enhancer (You can substitute with lecithin and gluten as I explain in the video.)
1.5 cups hot water
1/2 cup flax seed
1 T yeast

Just add the ingredients in the order shown above, and bake on your bread machines whole wheat setting.

This is a really easy whole wheat bread recipe that our family has been using for a long time. My mom and sister use it as well. They found the recipe here. They actually taught me how to make this bread years ago. It is also super adaptable. We use this same recipe to make pizza crust. I just add a little bit of garlic and roll it out. It is SO delicious!!

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