Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

It's Sunday (technically it is Saturday, but I'm giving you a day to prepare). Go all out! Make a homestyle delicacy.
Maybe you have your own version of this classic Americana recipe. Branch out. This one is good. Real good.

Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits and TVP Sausage Gravy (better known as MMMMMmmmmm)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 TBS baking powder
1/4 TSP baking soda
1 1/2 TBS sugar
1/2 TSP egg replacer
1/2 TSP salt
1/2 cup vegan margarine or shortening
2/3 cup almond milk
1 TSP apple cider vinegar

In a bowl, whisk almond milk with apple cider vinegar and set aside to curdle

Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Cut in margarine till mix is crumbly. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in milk. Stir till dough clings together.

On a lightly floured surface gently knead dough for 10-12 strokes. Roll or pat to about 1/2 in thick. Use a buiscut cutter or a drinking glass to cut out biscuits.

Transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or till golden.

While the biscuits are baking, start your gravy

TVP Sausage Gravy:
1 cup TVP
fennel seed
liquid amino
liquid smoke
hot sauce
almond milk

Heat dry TVP in skillet and add sage, thyme and fennel. Pour in one cup of water and stir till evenly absorbed by the TVP. Add liquid amino, liquid smoke and hot sauce. Stir well.

Dust the TVP mix with flour, and stir. Allow flour mixture to brown slightly in the pan. Add black pepper. You will scrape the stuck-on bits off when you add your almond milk.

Add the almond milk 1/4 cup at a time, stirring to mix well. once the gravy has reached the desired consitancy of gravy, remove from heat. Remember that the gravy will continue to thicken once removed from the heat, so make it slightly more liquidy than you actually want.

Plate your biscuits, cover with gravy. Serve with tattooed boyfriend (optional).

Try it, you'll like it.

1 comment:

  1. No measurements on the gravy side so I just improvised. Biscuits burned at that temp and time. I'll be watching closer next time, to all of these things.