Monday, April 25, 2011

Yogurt Biscuits & Breakfast Outside

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I can’t say anything about breakfast and biscuits that I haven’t said before. I love them both. You know what makes them even better? The great outdoors.

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Eating outside is one of the things that makes warm weather really, really great.

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Bird songs and sunshine, the perfect accompaniment to the perfect breakfast.

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This is another fantastic recipe from Heidi Swanson’s cookbook, Super Natural Every Day. Flakey and rich, these biscuits are pretty wonderful.

Yogurt Biscuits
From Super Natural Every Day
Makes 12-16 biscuits

1 ¼ cups spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
1 ½ teaspoons fine-grain sea-salt
1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
1 ⅓ cup greek-style plain yogurt

Preheat the oven to 450 with a rack in the middle of the oven. Place an ungreased baking sheet in the oven to preheat as well.

Combine the flours, salt, and baking powder in a food processor. Sprinkle the butter across the top of the dry ingredients and pulse about 20 times, or until the mixture resembles tiny pebbles on a sandy beach. Add the yogurt and pulse a few times, or until the yogurt is just incorporated. Avoid overmixing, it’s fine if there are a few dry patches. Gather the dough into a ball and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead five times and press into an inch thick square. Cut in half and stack one on the other. Repeat two more times - flattening and stacking, then cutting. Add more all purpose flour to prevent sticking when needed. Press or roll out the dough into a 3/4 thick rectangle, but no thicker; if the dough is too tall, the biscuits will tilt and tip over while baking. Cut the dough into twelve equal biscuits.

Transfer the biscuits to the preheated baking sheet leaving 1/2 inch between each biscuit. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the bottoms are deeply golden and the biscuits are cooked through.

65 comments:

  1. excuse me while i clean up the puddle of drool on my desk.

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  2. I love eating outside and the photos are gorgeous. I have to get that cookbook, everyone is talking about it :)

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! I wish I had breakfast like that outdoors everyday.

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  4. Mhm, I have to try those. Eating outdoors is one of the things that makes me the happier, isn't it crazy? Fisrt meals outdoors mean Spring has come. And that's wonderful.
    <3

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  5. beautiful photos, hannah (as always). love the light and the biscuits and bacon look wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful pictures, Hannah! I bought the ingredients to make these as well. Can't wait to try the recipe!

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  7. I got hungry watching the photos (and it's 23:12 :( too late for eating:)). It looks so yummy!
    I "discovered" your blog right now and I will surely retrun soon!
    Nice photos.

    Have a nice day!
    Blanka

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  8. there is nothing I like more than eating outdoors! It's not quite warm enough here yet but when it is I want to recreate this entire post! love it!

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  9. that bacon X marks the spot!!!! These look absolutely delish, Hannah!! I also love that hint of blue in the left plate <3

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  10. I adore that book and this breakfast looks just perfect! Gorgeous photos!

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  11. Eating breakfast outside is a wonderful way to start the day. The biscuits with eggs look very yummy.

    -Brenda

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  12. You have me craving biscuits and the outdoors. Beautiful post!

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  13. What a gorgeous post, Hannah. You have quite the talent for food photography.

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  14. Birdsongs and sunshine do so very much make eating outside better. The season is upon us, and we intend to take full advantage -- even while we're making the trek with all our worldly possessions from Texas to North Carolina next month! Bring it on.

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

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  15. love the new header hannah! these pictures are so charming. we had breakfast for dinner, minus the nodoubtyummy biscuits! hope you had a happy easter. xo

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  16. Your photos of the outdoors and of breakfast makes me wish I could have my breakfast outdoors too! Just that it's a blazing 36 degC here :/

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  17. Oh your photos are incredible! And everything looks so delicious. I can't wait until it warms up here so we can eat outside!

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  18. eeeek!! I love your outdoor breakfast photo's!! Outdoors and breakfast together is perfection!! GORGEOUS!!
    I'd totally want to eat outside, but all my stuff would blow away!!

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  19. Looks delish and a great way to get some protein to start the day!

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  20. I posted one of Heidi's recipes today, too! The Millet muffins (but my daughter renamed them birdseed muffins!). Your photographs make my entire computer screen sing. Thanks for sharing. Now this will be the next recipe we try from Heidi's book!

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  21. Good afternoon from Tokyo!

    I just happened upon your blog and now I think I'm going to have to increase my grocery budget! What a delicious sounding recipe. The only thing that makes it better are the lovely pictures that accompany it. If it were a tad warmer in the city I'd take our breakfast outdoors, too!

    A lovely week to you and yours...

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  22. Homemade biscuits! Yummmmm, now that's something I haven't made in a long time. They look amazing, especially outside with some jam :)

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  23. I don't usually eat outdoors due to an irritating bug phobia, but this post may just be the kick in the butt I need. Gorgeous photos as always!

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  24. Looks fantastic, and I love each recipe you have made from Heidi's book! I was thinking of trying these out too, and now I am convinced. Ps. is that raspberry jam or something different? Love the color!

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  25. Your biscuits sound wonderful and the photos of your al fresco breakfast are really wonderful. This is my first visit to your site and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. pictures are beautiful! I would love one of those little breakfast sandwiches as well. I agree though, breakfast is the best.
    Im going to have to run out and buy this cookbook because I keep hearing about its amazingness. I have Super Natural Cooking already

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  27. Gorgeous styling and top notch photography, too. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. I'm so glad you made the biscuits! They look great! I used the last of my plain yogurt on the prune + hazelnut + browned butter oatmeal, so I'm going to have to wait for another grocery store trip before I make 'em.

    Gorgeous set up! Wish I could eat with you :)

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  29. These yogurt biscuits look like they may be quite tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

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  30. Wow! I'm shocked to find a rather healthy-sounding biscuit recipe! Thanks for sharing Hannah. And I never knew baking powder had aluminum in it either... who'd have thought?

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  31. There's nothing as lovely as eating outdoors...we always think of dinner, but breakfast is wonderful.
    This biscuit looks really good, Hannah. Heidi knows her stuff!

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  32. Beautiful photography and beautiful food! Once again you have made me hungry.

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  33. I simply can't wait for the weather to be good enough to eat outside!

    lovely photos...just lovely!

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  34. Very beautiful pictures. Nothing beats being able to eat outside. I always love visiting your blog :)

    love, dana

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  35. What a lovely breakfast. It's a good thing to start a lively day with it. I'm craving for that yogurt biscuit.

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  38. Eating outside is life's greatest pleasure. And so are yogurt and biscuits! (:

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  39. OMG, imma gonna have a breakfast picnic soon. it's offically on my bucket list.

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  40. what a wonderful display of delicacies, loved it! great shots, cheers from london

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  41. I love that you put bacon on one of Heidi's recipes. It just seems so wrong and yet so very right. We have terrible bfast sandwiches here in Boston... I'm going to have to make this for myself :-)

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  42. What is not to love about biscuits! And with yogurt - yum!
    Though once again, it is your atmospheric and gorgeous photos that wow me the most.
    Cheers,
    Erin

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  43. I usually made my biscuit with buttermilk but I don't have buttermilk today so I use yogurt because I read your post. Hmm..it's so good! Thanks, Hannah!

    Love all your pics, as usual.

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  44. Pretty fantastic way to start the day!

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  45. Wow..how did I miss this lovely site for so many days! Glad to follow a Tweet and find this beautiful space. The biscuits are crisp and crunchy and egg less too! Would love to munch upon these breakfast treats any time.
    The Tapioca dessert is the one am gonna try this evening. Love to be here, Hannah ;)

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  46. Gorgeous photography, I love the whole styling.. so amazing :)

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  47. You gave me a great idea: I'll prepare a breakfast like thisone that you're showing here to my uncle, he's let me and my friends to stay in his Buenos Aires apartment in our visit to Argentina... I really want to thank him but I didn't know how, until now! Thanks for the idea :)

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  48. Beautiful pictures, great lighting. I love breakfast outdoors.

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  49. I just finished lunch....but I am hungry all over again! These biscuits sound delicious. You cant go wrong with a Heidi recipe. :)

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  50. I want to jump into your pictures and eat your lovely breakfast.

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  51. What a perfectly lovely breakfast to have! Hooray for summer and the outdoors:)

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