The two best things about Florida are the beaches and the sunsets. The sky goes on forever here, gobbling up clouds for miles, and nearly every night when the sun slips down past the horizon a wild display of color bursts out. I was so busy admiring it that I almost forgot to take a picture!Since making my Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Jam last week, I’ve been slathering it on almost everything and eating it by the spoonful. Tonight, however, I decided that the best easy jam needed a proper biscuit for a partner.These biscuits literally could not be easier. They take five minutes to mix up, ten minutes to bake, and just seconds to shove into your mouth.You’ll roll out the dough with your hands. None of that fancy-shmanchy rolling pin business here! Your ten fingers will do the trick.If you don’t have a circle-shaped cookie cutter, just use the rim of a cup or jar.
- 3/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk (or soy milk)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons very cold Earth Balance or other vegan butter.
- Preheat oven to 425. Whisk almond milk and apple cider vinegar together, and set aside for a few minutes to curdle.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together thoroughly in a large bowl. Cut in very cold butter with a pastry cutter or two forks until pea sized pieces of dough form.
- Add almond milk mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
- Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly for about 10 seconds, just long enough for the dough to become easier to work with.
- Pat dough down with your hands until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Cut circles out with a cookie cutter or cup and place on a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Re-shape any dough left over and continue cutting biscuits out until no dough remains.
- Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
For a no-fat WFPB version of this recipe, you may substitute one very cold medium banana for the butter. However, the biscuits will be very dense.