“Buttermilk” biscuits (vegan)
July 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
So these were made out of necessity: my cupboards were bare, I’m not eating dairy, I was starving for breakfast, and I didn’t want to venture outside before 9:00 on a Saturday. So there was much scrounging around in the pantry. Whenever you think you’re completely out of food, you’re not: baking supplies to the rescue!
These biscuits were really yummy, despite all the non-dairy substitutions (no, Misters Simone-Finstrom, it’s not that my standards have dropped). Here is the recipe I used, heavily adapted from several sources. It makes 6 large biscuits. The fact that there are only 4 in my photo has nothing to do with what I had for breakfast.
Ingredients (makes 6)
(make the ‘buttermilk’ first, when you turn the oven on, so it has time to curdle)
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1.5 T sugar
- 1.5 t. baking powder
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- 1/4 c. cold butter substitute, cut up into small pieces
- 3/4 c. soy milk + 1/2 T. lemon juice and let sit for at least 5 minutes (to curdle it and make ‘buttermilk’ – you need the acid from the lemon to activate the baking soda, I think)