As a housewife in the 1960s and 1970s, my mom embraced Bisquick and all of the other modern shortcuts to a good suburban meal. So, until today, it did not occur to me to try to make biscuits from scratch. I figured they would be too time-consuming, difficult or fattening.
Inspired by a delicious-looking blog entry at the Amateur Gourmet , I decided to try to make some biscuits.
Of course, being a health nut and vegan-ish, I had to change his recipe around to make it “lighter” and vegan, but even without the butter and buttermilk, these biscuits were darn good! More than darn good. Especially with honey and apple butter. Yum! And I’ll add that they only took minutes to prepare (that’s why I call them “lazy” – they were just too easy!)
Lazy Vegan Biscuits
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. Smart Balance
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1) Mix together dry ingredients.
2) Melt Smart Balance in the microwave and add to the dry ingredients.
3) Gradually stir in the unsweetened almond milk. (You may need to add another tbsp. of flour if it looks too wet).
4) Spray a cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Drop the biscuits by big spoonfuls into the pan.
5) Bake at 500 degrees for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 450 degrees and bake another 10-15 minutes (check after 10 minutes).
6) Try with apple butter or honey. Yum!
Makes 5 good-sized biscuits.
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