Today, I’m popping in to share some exciting news and my new favorite biscuit recipe with you. :) There’s just nothing quite like the yumminess of hot biscuits on a weekend morning with gravy (or jam?).
Any half-decent baker knows that some things, like biscuits, scones, cookies, and pie crusts, usually need to be chilled before going into the oven. This may seem like a simple process to normal people. But me? No. I am not going to waste 20-30 minutes waiting for my doughs/batters to chill in the fridge. So, for many years, I have skipped that step and just hoped everything would still taste alright–and it usually did.
Then, I made these biscuits. And, I just happened to use very cold Earth Balance (vegan margarine) and very cold almond milk in them. All the other ingredients were the same as I’ve always used. But when I pulled these puppies out of the oven, I was wowed. They were actually fluffy!!!
The moral of the story is this: If you are too impatient to wait for your dough to chill, use very cold margarine and very cold almond milk.
Fluffy Vegan Biscuits
- 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour made out of white whole wheat berries, or just use regular whole wheat
- 1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Rumford baking powder or other aluminum free baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons very cold vegan margarine I use Earth Balance, chilled and cubed
- 8-10 oz very cold almond milk
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt.
- Add chilled and cubed vegan margarine and use your hands to rub it into the flour until the whole mixture is kind of crumbly.
- Pour in your cold almond milk. Feel free to add almond milk or add a teaspoon or two of flour until your dough is slightly sticky, but fairly easy to handle.
- Turn dough out on to a clean, lightly floured surface. Roll dough (or press with fingers) until it is in a 1 inch thick rectangle.
- Use biscuit cutter (or jar or cup) to cut biscuits into desired size and shape.
- Place on sprayed or non-stick lined baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
- Serve warm with gravy or fruit preserves.