Sunday, May 25, 2008

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

This doesn’t look very pretty, but it tasted great! My sister didn’t realize that it wasn’t made with meat.The biscuit recipe is #3857 on RecipeZaar, and the gravy is a modified version ofAlton Brown’s Sawmill Gravy.

2 cups flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup margarine (I use Smart Balance, soften in microwave)
2/3 cup milk

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the margarine. Stir until there are small clumps, and add the milk. Mix until it just starts to look like dough. If you overdo it, the biscuits will be tough.

Now, you can roll the dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick and use a biscuit cutter to make perfectly round biscuits, or, you can do what I do and pick up golf-ball sized pieces of dough and squash them into rough circular shapes (what can I say, I’m lazy).

Bake 10-12 minuets at 450F

1 package of “fake” sausage (I use either Morningstar or Eating Right)
3 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk

Put the sausage in a frying pan with enough water to cover it 1/4 of the way. Let it simmer on medium-high heat until the water is gone. Use the spatula to chop the sausage into small pieces. Push the pieces to one side of the pan. Use the other side of the pan to mix the flour and margarine together for a few minutes, they will turn into “paste”. Add the milk and stir everything together. Stir occasionally, until it comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the biscuits in half, top with gravy.


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