I pulled up a few recipes from the Healing Gourmet and saved them for a rainy day. The pictures on them really looked outstanding. So, one day I decided to try this biscuit recipe made without any grains. I anticipated it would taste bad and I did not believe I could make it look like the photo on the recipe. I was wrong!
This biscuit recipe rivals Betty Crocker’s Best. Somebody had to stay up late at night to figure out this one! and when I cooked this by the recipe and found it did come out like the photo I created a new wrinkle in my brain. Now I know one of he keys to success with this genre of recipes. It goes like this:
1 1/2 Tbls of Spectrum Organic Shortening
3/4 tsp of aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp of Sea Salt
1 Cup of ground organic Almond Flour
4 large pasturized egg whites
Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheight
In medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients
Add cold shortening into dry ingredients, using a fork or pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until the mixture has pea-sized chunks throughout.
Chill mixture for 10 minutes
(NOTE THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT, the colder the fat is the fluffier the biscuits will be)
Meanwhile, whisk egg whites with fork until foamy
Remove mixture from refrigerator and whisk in the egg whites – you want runny dough with chunks of almond mixture
Pour it into greased ramekins or a muffin top pan ( She asked you to line them with foil and grease. This is a no no. You would then be cooking on aluminum. I chose to grease the ramekins (small custard bowls) with coconut oil and put a sheet of foil under the ramekins on a glass pie plate. This worked for 2 ramekins per pie plate) This recipe is for 4 ramekin full biscuits.
Transfer your ramekins to the oven now immediately.
For Ramekins, bake 15 minutes, for muffin top pan bake 12 minutes. I think I baked mine for 10 minutes. Just look in oven at 10 minutes and see if golden on the creases of the biscuit, not brown. Should look like a very good tall biscuit with slightly gold look.
If you mess this up you were trying to! You’re going to give your taste buds a treat! Here is nutrition info: 219 calories, 18 g of total fat (good fat from almonds mostly), 3 g saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 11 grams monounsaturated fat, 4 grams poly unsaturated fat, 0 mg choloesterol, 201 ms sodium, 7 grams carb, 3 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar, 10 grams protein.
More to follow!