Monday, February 6, 2012

savory breakfast biscuits

savory breakfast biscuits
for a very long time i was banned from biscuit making
 i traumatized justin one night with a batch of baking powder biscuits
reason number 89 to avoid getting your drink on while baking
- you may accidentally add baking soda instead of baking powder to the baking powder biscuits
the end result is not a good one- you cannot pass this one off by telling your boyfriend
that is the way they are suppose to taste

it was time for redemption
time for me to prove i could make one mean biscuit

let me introduce you to the saving grace of biscuits
the "one" that converted justin back to a biscuit loving fool
the savory breakfast biscuit
(truthfully we eat these all day- they do not last long in our house)

savory breakfast biscuits
vegan baco bits, daiya cheese and thyme are folded into a spelt biscuit batter

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we prefer super size biscuits - making 6 total biscuits from the dough
regular sized will get you 12
savory breakfast biscuits
perfect for a breakfast sandwiches or alongside a bowl of soup

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biscuits are the ultimate answer when you a craving warm bread for breakfast, lunch or dinner
and are short on time, these are ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes
savory breakfast biscuits
savory breakfast biscuits
brushed with vegan butter
savory breakfast biscuits
baked until golden brown
savory breakfast biscuits
spelt flour adds a little extra whole grain goodness
a perfect balance to the baco bits & daiya

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savory breakfast biscuits

Savory Breakfast Biscuits
makes 6 large or 12 regular sized biscuits

you will need:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
5 tsp cold vegan butter
1/2 cup daiya
1/4 cup vegan baco bits
2 tsp fresh thyme - tough stems removed
1/4 cup soy yogurt
3/4 cup vegan milk
2 tbsp or less of flour for kneading
1 tbsp melted butter for brushing tops of biscuits (optional)

pre heat oven to 450*
line a baking sheet with parchment paper

in a large bowl combine flours, salt & baking powder
with a pastry cutter or 2 knives cut butter into the flour mixture until pea/pebble size pieces form

toss in daiya, baco bits & thyme - coating with flour/butter

stir in soy yogurt & vegan milk - do not over mix

turn onto a lightly floured surface
using the additional flour if needed gently knead dough  - I like the method of folding the dough over onto itself like apiece of paper, rotating 25 degrees and repeating 4-5 time- this method will create flaky biscuit layers= after kneading form into a disc

using a biscuit cutter or a glass - cut out 6 -12 biscuits
reforming the dough until all is used

place cut biscuits onto the parchment lined baking sheet & brush with butter if desired

bake for 18- 20 Minutes for large biscuits
10-12 minutes for smaller biscuits until bottoms and tops are golden brown

Enjoy immediately!



  1. omigosh! i used to DIE for biscuits like these. make me some gluten-free ones, pleeeease? pretty pretty please?? ;*

    1. I am going to have to polish off my gluten free baking skills :-)

  2. These sound so wonderful! I love cheesy biscuits, so I know facon bacon would have to make them even better.

    1. Doesn't facon bacon make EVERYTHING better :)

  3. Oooh, I love biscuits like these!! I haven't mastered whole grain biscuits on my own. I need to make some soup and then try again :D

    1. You must! these are so quick and easy and virtually fail proof...unless you have an epic fail like I did by adding 4 tbsp of baking soda instead of powder :)

  4. if you want to make these GF, I would substitute 2 C all purpose gluten-free flour and 2 tsp xanthan gum.

    1. Thanks for the tip missmarc! I am trying to muster up the courage to experiment with gluten free baking - if you have any helpful tips pleased do share :)

  5. What a tasty breakfast recipe - yum :D

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  6. Okay, I would pay for a Heather-drinking-while-making-biscuits session!

    1. You - you'd be a VIP Guest along with Caitlin; oh yes, those days are fun... i have many stories of my baking & cocktail 1 person party days

  7. I love homemade biscuits with a warm soup or stew for dinner. I still have trouble getting them to turn out just right (especially low-fat or vegan biscuits) but yours look like they have the perfect texture!

    1. There was alot of trail and error before getting the "feel" of biscuit making; these are dengerously addicting!

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    1. Hi Scarlett -I am so happy to hear that you enjoy reading and trying out the recipes! Can I ask where you would be publishing the photos and in what context - if you prefer, feel free to contact me via e-mail. Do you blog as well, I would love to check it out if you do!

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