Vegan MoFo: It's that time of year again! If you don't know what's up, allow me to give you a brief overview: short for the Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MoFo is an annual blogging event about all things vegan. Participants are given daily prompts and then post about it. If you need more info check out the MoFo website and get hip (click here and then come back).
Today’s prompt: Biscuits.
I will testify in open court that the best way to eat a biscuit is with gravy. In fact, I might take it one step further and testify that it's the only way to eat a biscuit. See in the South a biscuit ain't a biscuit unless it's smothered and covered in the good stuff.
If you've been here before it'll come to no surprise to you that I'm awful at baking but if this is your first time on this here mediocre blog then let me be crystal clear: I am awful at baking. Not for lack of trying, I'm just lawless in the kitchen and hate following recipes (ironic huh?); therefore everything I bake (for the most part) sucks and doesn't turn out the way it should.
With all that in mind I'm going to confess that I did not make these biscuits. Nope. I bought them premade at the store. All I did was pop them in the oven. Now mind you I didn't follow those instructions either. Actually I bake my biscuits at a lower temperature than the instructions typically say, for about double the amount time, and I make sure they all the biscuits are touching in my cast iron. This makes this biscuits get taller than usual and I swear to god they taste better this way too.
If you want to try this recipe but are hell bent on making your own biscuits from scratch, might I suggest perusing #veganmofo19 on insta or checking out the Vegan MoFo blog roll. There are bound to be 100s of biscuit recipes floating around today. Either way you should probably try this gravy recipe. I'd be shocked if you found a better vegan version of this Southern classic.
p.s. Thanks for the fresh collards from your garden, Kate! No meal is complete unless there is something green on the plate. Besides I'm pretty mean without my greens.
double p.s.: You don't have to use vegan sausages. You can sub that out for literally anything that might satiate your palate (like mushrooms or spiced chickpeas) or leave that shit out completely. This is your meal. Do what you want.
Biscuits and GravyYour Fave Biscuits
2 tbsp olive oil
7 tbsp flour
2 minced vegan sausages
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cube of Not-Chicken Bullion
4 cups non-dairy milk
salt and pepper, to taste
- Get your oil medium hot and add in the flour. You're making a roux so don't burn the shit and don't stop stirring until it's golden and thicc.
- Once you're golden, add in the garlic powder, bullion and minced sausages. Just keep stirring.
- Add in your milk at a slow pour and stir, stir, stir!
- When your gravy starts to boil, reduce your heat and let it hang out at a low heat. Its going to thicken right up and when it gets as thick as you like it, it's totally ready.
- Season with a little salt and A LOT of pepper. Serve with your fave biscuits.
Here are recipes for some past attempts at making biscuits. Bless my heart:
Maple Syrup Water Biscuits with Pumpkin Pie Pears
Plain Ole Biscuit
No Fail Pot Pie (what? it's got biscuits on the top!)
UP NEXT: UGH MORE BAKING! Tomorrow I've got to share a cake with y'all. who knows what will happen? Not me.
ICYMI, I showed you some highlights of my adorable tiny kitchen and did some mental gymnastics trying to connect my recipe with my Deep South foods theme. Hint: Kimchi ain't Southern. Check it out.
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All the love,