This morning I woke up craving biscuits, which is a problem because 1) most ready-made biscuits are not vegan and 2) I don’t know how to make them myself. Over the years I have tried & tried, recipe after recipe, method after method, yet I have never been able to master the art. Those innocent little balls of dough refuse to rise the way they’re supposed to, or they get brown on the bottom while the inside is still mushy. I finally gave, threw my flour-covered hands in the air and admitted defeat! It wasn’t pretty, and I hated knowing that I was bested by the dough but I had no choice.
So, I’ve lived a biscuit-free life since going vegan. It’s not been easy, ignoring the call of the dough boy. Occasionally we’d drive by McDonald’s and I’d get a whiff of them baking, that heavenly smell wafting through the air..sigh…was I meant to live out the rest of my life this way? What a cruel fate! Wait, what is that? Browsing through the McDougall Friends board, what is that I saw? Fluffy Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits? Could it be? Should I try to make them and risk failure once again? I decided to sleep on it, to see if I woke up brave enough to give it another go. I did.
This morning, armed with a big mug of coffee and my trusty rolling pin, I got down to business. I followed the recipe exactly, and while they were baking I decided to mix up a batch of gravy as well, thinking that even failed biscuits could be hidden in a sea of gravy. Well, guess what? They were wonderful! Ok, not perfect, a little chewy and dense but that’s because I overworked the dough a tiny bit and I know that biscuits enjoy a light touch. But seriously, they were yummy! Ta-da! I heard trumpets sounding and my grandma in heaven clapping because I have finally learned the most basic skill of any good country cook. It was a proud moment. The gravy was amazing as well, would definitely recommend both of these recipes!
We are off to (hopefully) view the eclipse and the big Super Moon over the ocean, seems a lovely way to end the weekend.
Have a nice evening!