Jan 13, 2013

Vegan biscuits with gravy

This is a less healthy but super-yummy treat to serve for a treat for breakfast.  I LOVE to experiment with foods from other areas and so this one takes us to the south, Biscuits and Gravy!!

oil or vegan butter
non-dairy milk
salt and pepper

Heat oil or vegan butter in a pan.
After that is hot, sprinkle in an equal amount of flour, and brown your flour.
Add salt and pepper. Then you add in non-dairy milk.
Gradually add non-dairy milk stirring constantly until it reaches a 'gravy' consistency. 
The main flavorings are salt and pepper. Without salt, it will taste very bland. 
Southerners like their gravy spicy, so use plenty of pepper, or if you like, you can substitute the black pepper with crushed red pepper, in which case, you have made "red-eye gravy."
You can serve it plain or add Boca crumbles or GimmeLean 'sausage' and maybe a touch of rubbed sage.

(NOTE: I think biscuits made from Bisquik are vegan, provided you use a vegan milk substitute. The gravy can be served with toast, but biscuits are far better.) 

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup plain nondairy milk

Preheat oven to 425 F. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Measure out oil and soymilk in a cup; add to dry ingredients and stir until dough is just blended.

Place dough on flour-dusted counter and press down to 1/2" thickness (or use a rolling pin). Cut out circles by pressing a tumbler into the dough (biscuits should be 1-1/2" to 2" in diameter). Reform dough into ball and press flat again as necessary.

Coat a cookie sheet with baking spray (such as Pam). Place biscuits on cookie sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden patches appear on top. Check frequently after 10 minutes; do no overbake.  

If the dough comes out too dry and won't stick together, add soymilk 1 tablespoon at a time until dough becomes tacky.

Some people find these a little salty, you can reduce the salt by half if you so desire.

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