Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Drop Biscuits

I've been making biscuits for as long as I can remember. So long in fact, my original recipe called for a 1/2 cup of lard. This one's on the healthier side of that, and borrowed from Lauren Ulm. I'm still not entirely sold on Earth Balance margarine, but it's not bad once baked.

2 1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tbs Earth Balance margarine
2 tbs shortening
1 cup soy milk plus 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the margarine and shortening working it until the dough seems crumbly. Add the soy milk until just combined. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll into 1-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or glass, cut the dough into circles and place on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes at 475 degrees or until golden. 

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps experiment with potential lard/shortening replacements? A quick Google of "vegetarian lard substitute" produces many suggestions.

    But you've come a remarkably long way from a 1/2 cup of lard and may simply have the perfect healthy recipe on your hands?