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OK, so, this isn't for everyday consumption, but it's super yummy so you aught to try it at least once!

 

Soy Milk Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

6 tbls soy margarine

3/4 cup soymilk

 

 

Preheat oven to 425. Grease a baking sheet

 

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add the margarine to the flour mixture until it looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in the soy milk and form the dough into a ball.

 

 

 

On a floured surface, roll out the dough about 2 inches thick. Cut into 2 inch rounds with a cookie cutter.

 

Place on sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until slightly brown.

 

 

Vegan Sausage Gravy

 

• Gimmie Lean Sausage

• Up to 1/4 cup flour (preferably white but whole wheat works too)

• Up to 4 cups plain vegan soymilk (full fat or low fat works best but non fat may be used)

• packaged biscuit mix (check label for milk ing. - use 1/2 cup vegetable shortening and

• water to make biscuits)

• lots of pepper (and I mean LOTS)

• lots of salt or salt seasoning (I use Lawry's or Johnny's seasoning salt)

• 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

• Up to 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Directions:

Prepare biscuits according to package directions - preheat oven to bake biscuits but let dough sit, covered (on counter or in refridgerator) while you prepare the gravy. Remember the secret to great biscuits is to use COLD margarine or shortening and to not overmix.

Turn stove on to medium high, and preheat a drizzle of vegetable oil in the pan. When pan is hot, add chopped onions and saute until almost cooked. Add sausage and separate into tiny pieces. Continue to saute until cooked. Set aside cooked onion/sausage mixture in a bowl.

In the same pan, reduce heat to medium, and prepare a roux by mixing about 2-3 tablespoons flour with enough vegetable oil to make a heavy paste (about 1-2 tablespoons of oil). Add oil and/or flour to get the correct consistency. Stir and cook the roux for a couple of minutes over the medium heat, then slowly add about a cup of soymilk to the mixture, stirring continuously. You must stir continously to avoid lumps.

Contiune to simmer the gravy over medium heat and add more soy milk as needed (this may require several cups of milk). If you accidentally add too much milk, just add a bit more flour (not more than a teaspoon at a time). Also, the longer you cook the gravy, the more it will reduce and thicken.

As the gravy is simmering and reducing, put the biscuits in the oven and bake according to package instructions.

Add the onion/sausage mixture to the gravy and continue to stir and simmer until the biscuits are done. Add salt and pepper to taste - you will probably find that you'll use more salt and pepper than you expected.

Halve the warm biscuits and pour gravy mixture over them and serve. Yum!

Serves: 3-4

Preparation time: 45 minutes[/img]

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  • 3 weeks later...

Aaaah. I made them this morning. Rather pain to add pictures to the text of the original post so I'll put them in here. Sorry if it confuses anyone.... OH, and when making the gravy, use PLAIN soymilk. I can't stress this enough...no vanilla balonilla.

 

Biscuit Dough

 

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Dough Rolled and Cut

 

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Completed Biscuits...mmmm.

 

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/6210/bandg36ne.jpg

 

Soy Sausage - this is the best to use in my opinion

 

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/7789/bandg43wa.jpg

 

Sausage and Onion Mixture Prepared

 

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The rouge - flour/oil mixture that thickens the sauce to make a gravy

 

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Gravy w/ Sausage mixture added

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/5007/bandg78do.jpg

 

And Here Ya Have It - Southern Style Biscuits and Gravy

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/7492/bandg86fq.jpg

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Well I did as I said and cooked. Thank you very much madre for the recepie. So without further adue i will present my cooking adventure with pictures as in typical Madre fashion:

 

So I mixed up the ingredients and had set my oven to heat up as the recepie says. (no picture)

 

After i mixed the dough stuff i took out a good amount with my hand and put it on the pan. Little do the biscuits (not vanilla flavored, i used plain soy milk) know I am going to put them in an oven then eat them.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040859.jpg

I even licked one (i wont do this if i cook for you though, unless you want me to)...look mom no illness from uncooked eggs. In your face non-vegan baking!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040861.jpg

 

Then here they are awaiting their fate....

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040858.jpg

 

 

They cooked and hardened, but were soft inside just as biscuits should be. I took them off the pan and set them aside.

 

I got out my skillet. Stay back i know how to use it!

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040866.jpg

 

You put oil in it, in this case olive oil.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040870.jpg

 

I proceeded to cut up the veguage (gimme lean) as the skilled with oil heats up.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040871.jpg

 

Compare: Uncooked gimme lean on the left to the cooked version on the other left. And I must say it tastes much better cooked, this is the first time i actually cooked this stuff.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040875.jpg

 

Finally I assembled all the cooked biscuits and sausage onto plates, put them on my desk so that I could eat and use my computer to watch a video. I would have made gravy but im on a diet....hahaha. Actually though I am on a cutting cycle and figured I didnt need the gravy. I did get some fake meat and put em on the biscuits with sausage. Some tofu scrable for eggs and i would have had vegan egg mcmuffin. Granted the tofu would need to coagulate into a solid just like on an egg mcmuffin...how do they do that? An orange is present to substitute for OJ since I am too lazy to go get some.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/collegeb/P1040878.jpg

 

I enjoyed my food, i hope you did as well.

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Granted the tofu would need to coagulate into a solid just like on an egg mcmuffin...how do they do that?

 

ha. the pictures were so great the first time through that I missed that! funny!

 

i suppose it takes a master to create that solid mass of chicken menstruation. i have no clue, myself. sorry. well, not really.

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Oh my gosh Richard, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen on this forum. It makes me want to fly to England and cook for you.

 

I'm sorry, you must have missed my incredible cuteness . Let me direct you to such threads as "coolness overload" and "pushups"...He he.

 

OK, so that's gay.

 

That is a pretty endearing shot, Richard.

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My mistake, you are right veganmadre, you are pretty darn adorable too! Given adequate funding I would travel not only to England, but down to CA for you, out to TX for Sknydpr, up to Canada for CG, back east for Topher, so on and so forth.......

but alas, I'm stranded here in Corvallis

....until Vegan Vacation time that is!!!!

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Oh my gosh Richard, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen on this forum. It makes me want to fly to England and cook for you.

 

It's really true!

I mean, it makes ME want to fly to england and cook for you

 

(It's a good tactic, Richard Veggy Meggy is almost on her way )

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thinking about madre's message of college cooking...I can say without a doubt there is one cooking machine that will serve you well if you live in a dorm and that is a rice cooker. Also if you are like me and hate soaking beans and all that mess, just put them in a slow cooker till they are soft which is about 6 hrs. I rarely use my small oven though that I made biscuits with.

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Thinking about madre's message of college cooking...I can say without a doubt there is one cooking machine that will serve you well if you live in a dorm and that is a rice cooker. Also if you are like me and hate soaking beans and all that mess, just put them in a slow cooker till they are soft which is about 6 hrs. I rarely use my small oven though that I made biscuits with.

 

oooh, i have to say, i used to use my toaster oven like kakakarazy!

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