Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Biscuits of Love

This recipe is adapted from The Joy of Cooking's Buttermilk Biscuits & Rolled Biscuits recipes.

The Biscuits of Love

Biscuits of Love

  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-3 tbsp fresh dill
  • about 5 tbsp chilled butter or shortening, cut into 2 cm x 2 cm blocks
  • 3/4 soy milk
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, dill and salt.
  3. Cut in butter or shortening with 2 knives (crossed like scissors) until they become small pea-sized balls.
  4. Mix vinegar into soy milk. It will curdle - this is your vegan buttermilk.
  5. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients and pour in milk mixture.
  6. Stir with a big wooden spoon just until the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough onto lightly floured cutting board or counter (if your counter tops aren't as old and decrepit as mine). Knead gently 8-10 times.
  7. Roll out dough with floured rolling pin to about 1/2 an inch thick.
  8. Cut with a floured cookie cutter (obviously I used a heart-shaped one), and place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Re-roll dough scraps as necessary and repeat #8.
  10. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
These turned out really well although I slightly over baked the first pan. Awesome with a dot of butter and hot pepper jelly or any kind of jam...or plain...or with a fried egg on top. Just so good!

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