development – coconut milk spelt biscuits

We ate a lot of botan white rice in our home growing up.  My dad had served a mission in Taiwan and loved to cook stir-fry and other Asian delights.  When we went out for dinner, 85% of the time it was to a favorite Chinese Restaurant; usually one owned by my dad’s client.

About once a week though, we’d make buttermilk biscuits: my absolute favorite.   Mom would have us pick out our favorite cookie cutters to cut the biscuit shapes.  There was a star an apple, a heart, and some animals.  I think one of the reasons I loved the buttermilk biscuits was cutting out the fun shapes.

Usually I use almond milk when making biscuits, but I was feeling nostalgic for my mom’s cookie cutter buttermilk biscuits.  There is something rich about the buttermilk that the almond milk simply cannot replace.  “So why not try coconut milk,” I asked myself.  After all, it is also rich and a bit sweet.  I’m glad we did, I loved them, and like their momma, the kiddos loved using the cookie cutter to shape the biscuits.  🙂

coconut milk spelt biscuits

2 c spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 stick butter
¾ c coconut milk

Combine all ingredients in mixer without over mixing.  Roll out dough between parchment paper and cut out with cookie cutters at ½ inch thickness.  Bake at 450 for about 10 minutes.

Makes about a dozen biscuits.


What nostalgic dish/menu have you been craving lately?

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2 thoughts on “development – coconut milk spelt biscuits

  1. March 16/10 post: coconut milk/spelt biscuits. What kind of coconut milk did you use? Full fat? Reduced fat? I made some coconut milk spelt biscuits using reduced fat coconut milk. They ended up being very crumbly. I wondered if it was because reduced fat cocnut milk has so much water in it.

    • Hi Michelle, yes, they are a bit more crumbly :). I used the full fat, so it was probably less crumbly. You could also add a couple tbs honey to help it bind a bit more. I think you’re right about the water though…biscuits need more of the cream and fat. Let me know and have a good one!

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