Yes! These delicious dishes for the holidays are vegan!
With Thanksgiving only weeks away, you might already be preparing your recipes that you will be making for your friends and family. This year, why not try a vegan dish or two? After all, plant-based recipes are healthy and cruelty-free! And did you know that going vegan was one of the biggest trends of last year?
You can create a delicious vegan dish that is quick and easy to make. And believe us, your family will be asking for seconds!
They are light, fluffy and delectable!
- 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened PLAIN almond milk
- 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups (272 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp (7 g) baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 4 Tbsp (56 g) non-dairy, unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C), and add lemon juice to almond milk to make “vegan buttermilk.” Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Add cold butter and use fingers or a pastry cutter to combine the two until only small pieces remain and it looks like sand. Work quickly so the butter doesn’t get too warm.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and, using a wooden spoon, stir gently while pouring in the almond milk mixture 1/4 cup at a time. You may not need all of it. Stir until just slightly combined – it will be sticky.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface, dust the top with a bit of flour and then very gently turn the dough over on itself 5-6 times – hardly kneading.
- Form into a 1-inch thick disc, handling as little as possible.
- Use a 1-inch thick dough cutter or a similar-shape object with sharp edges (such as a cocktail shaker) and push straight down through the dough, then slightly twist. Repeat and place biscuits on a baking sheet in two rows, making sure they just touch – this will help them rise uniformly. Gently reform the dough and cut out one or two more biscuits – you should have 7-8.
- Next brush the tops with a bit more of melted non-dairy butter and gently press a small divot in the center using two fingers. This will also help them rise evenly, so the middle won’t form a dome.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until fluffy and slightly golden brown. Serve immediately. Let remaining biscuits cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or bag.