2 c Flour*
2 tb Baking powder
3/4 ts Salt
1/2 c Apple sauce
1/2 c Cold low-fat buttermilk,
Skim milk or milk
Anyway, there were so many requests, that I fired up "Dave's Test
Kitchen" this weeked, and I'm proud to announce that I have created a
recipe for fatfree baking powder biscuits! Not quite as good as
regular fatfull biscuits (in terms of texture), but they did get a nod
of approval from my SAD wife, who considered them "acceptable" :)
In a larger bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and
salt. Sprinkle the applesauce over the flour, and cut in with a pastry
blender until it is in bits the size of split peas. The texture should
be somewhat course.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup cold milk over the flour and applesauce, and stir it
in quickly with a fork. Add only as much of the milk as is necessary
to make the dough hold together.
Gather the dough up into a ball, working it together with your hands
very briefly, and then roll it out 1/2 inch thick on a floured board.
Cut out small rounds (about 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter) and place them
on a cookie sheet spritzed with Pam. If you aren't going to put them
in the oven immediately, chill them in the refrigerator until ready to
Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 10 to 12
minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned on top.
Makes about 15 - 20 biscuits.
* preferably, use white pastry flour. All-purpose flour or whole-wheat
pastry flour can be used, but the biscuits will be denser and less