Vegan Biscuits


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Once again, I’ve been on the prowl for a good recipe that I can “veganize”. I recently stumbled across this Yeast Biscuit recipe and thought I would try altering it. What do you know? It was fantastic. Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits!

Here’s the recipe (and of course my little girl helped make the biscuits).

The Ingredients
1 Tbsp yeast
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp organic cane sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup plain (unsweetened) rice or soy milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar

The Process
Dissolve the yeast in water, set aside.

In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients in the order given.

Cut in shortening until it’s the size of small Lima beans.

Mix rice/soy milk and vinegar together in a small bowl. Add to the large bowl.

Add the yeast mixture to the large bowl. Mix well.

Cover bowl with a warm, wet towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 1 hour, but it is fine to let sit for a couple of hours). Dough will be very sticky.

Scrape out onto a well floured board. Flip over and knead lightly (4-6 times).

Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter. We didn’t have a biscuit cutter so we used the mouth of a glass.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and let rise slightly (10-30 minutes).

Bake at 400 F until light brown (10-15 minutes).

Enjoy!

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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care. 
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