Vegan Biscuits

Vegan Biscuits

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour (plus some for kneading)
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, plus some for sprinkling)
  5. ½ cup very cold Earth Balance
  6. 1 cup very cold light coconut milk (plus some for brushing)

 Method:

*Preheat oven to 450°.

*Add flour, salt, sugar and baking powder to food processor and pulse for a few seconds to combine.

*Add Earth Balance to food processor in small pieces (remember to work quickly… your hands are warm!). Pulse 6-8 times and check for the size of the Earth Balance pieces. Repeat if necessary until the Earth Balance is in pieces roughly the size of peas.

*Put flour mixture in a large bowl and add the cold milk. Toss together gently until barely combined.

*As soon as the dough holds together, turn it out on a lightly floured counter. Gently knead the dough until it is a mostly a cohesive ball, add additional flour if necessary. (Do not overknead here, just a few times in plenty).

*Roll the dough into a rectangle 1/2-3/4 inch thick, depending on how tall you like your biscuits. Cut into circles, you should get 6 to 8 biscuits. Place circles on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

*Lightly brush the top of each circle with coconut milk and lightly sprinkle with sugar (note: these two steps are optional, but they give the biscuits really nice color). Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Enjoy!

Notes:

  1. I used light coconut milk. Feel free to use an alternative type of milk (i.e., soy, almond, etc.).
  2. I use a food processor to cut up the Earth Balance. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a large fork, a pair of butter knives, or just rub the butter and flour gently between your fingers to create the same effect. Your hands will warm the Earth Balance a little bit, so if you have time to chill the dough briefly after doing this, do - your biscuits will be flakier.
  3. There will be some dough left over after you cut the biscuits. You can re-roll the dough and cut more biscuits. If you do not need all of the biscuits at once, smoosh the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and stick it in the refrigerator. It will keep for about a week.
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