Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy
September 30, 2009, 1:59 am
Filed under: Breakfast, Main Dishes

Cooler weather arriving, and a bizarre taste in food that can only be blamed on the March addition to our family has had me craving rich, homestyle meals.

This evening I decided to whip up some good old biscuits and gravy.  I gotta say, for a first attempt at both, it went pretty well.  Okay, okay, I realize that it doesn’t get much easier than baking powder biscuits, but cut a girl some slack.  Especially a girl who is on a roller coaster of exhaustion, nausea, grumpiness and hunger.

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 c. flour

3 T. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 c. shortening (I used vegan shortening, but any can be used)

2/3 c. milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Using a fork, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Use same fork (or pastry cutter) to cut in the shortening.  Add milk and mix in just until mixed.  Drop by rounded tablespoon (or slightly larger) onto greased baking sheet.  Bake about 20 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown.   Remove from oven and set aside.


Vegetarian Gravy 

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

1 small yellow onion, finely diced

1/4 c. butter or margarine

2 1/2 c. vegetable broth

2 T. soy sauce

1/4 c. flour

1/2 T. sage

1/2 T. thyme

freshly ground black pepper to taste

In large skillet, saute diced onion in butter over med-low heat until onion starts to soften.  Add vegetable stock, 1/2 the can of mushroom soup, and soy sauce.  Slowly add in flour one tablespoon at a time, whisking with a fork the entire time to prevent lumps.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low again, adding sage, thyme and black pepper.  Allow to cook for remaining 10 minutes or so, stirring periodically and allowing gravy to start to thicken. 


The finished product, served with some vegetarian bacon and some wedges of a fabulous cara cara orange…one of my new favorite fruits.  Delish~



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