Thursday, July 28, 2016

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole


2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine/veg shortening, cold
2/3 cup plain or unsweetened soymilk

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cut margarine into the dry ingredients until it forms course crumbs (use a pastry knife or pulse in a food processor). Make a well in the center and stir in soymilk. Mix until moistened. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Quickly knead dough by gently folding and pressing dough 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2-inch thick. Cut dough with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.

(NOTE: To make plain biscuits, place biscuits 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 F degrees oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve hot. Makes ~10 biscuits.)

Soy Sausage Gravy

1 tube Light Life Gimmie Lean Meatless Veggie Sausage
4 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
3 cups unsweetened, unflavored soymilk

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut biscuit dough rounds from above in half. Set aside.

Prepare a casserole dish with cooking spray. Either a 9 x 13 or 10 x 12 is recommended. You can use a smaller dish, but you will have some spillage in the oven. Layer half of the halved biscuit rounds in prepared pan.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Next, brown the veggie sausage over a medium/high heat with some oil. Reduce heat to medium.

In a small bowl mix together flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle the cooked veggie sausage with flour mixture. Stir flour mixture into sausage until completely absorbed.

Next, add in soymilk and stir to combine. Stir frequently until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer and stir until gravy has started to thicken, (about 5 mins).

Pour gravy over your bottom layer of cooked biscuits. Layer the remaining uncooked, biscuit pieces over the gravy. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

If you would like, brush 1-2 Tablespoons of melted butter over the tops of the biscuits to give them a nice finish.

(NOTE: To make plain gravy, follow above steps but stop after simmering the gravy until thick).

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