Seed Biscuits

Author: Canadian Living

Quick and easy to assemble and bake, these biscuit fingers make great dippers for hearty soups and stews. Or enjoy them as a snack with honey or hummus.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup alI-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Method

In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture is in coarse crumbs. Stir in milk to form soft slightly sticky dough.

With floured hands, turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat out into 7-inch (18 cm) square. Cut into quarters. Cut each quarter into 3 strips. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with egg; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake in centre of 425°F (220°C) oven until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pan on racks. (Make-ahead: Wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks; thaw and reheat in 350°F/180°C oven for 10 minutes.)

Nutritional facts Per biscuit: about

  • Sodium 242 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 225.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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