Baking Powder Biscuits


Biscuits and stew are a winter staple. When the snow is thick outside and the salt is crusted on the sidewalks, when you can’t let the dog out back without boots and a sweater, it’s time to make stew. I usually make beef stew in the crockpot but tried something different this time around. I seared the beef and then braised it for two hours in my dutch oven with red wine, homemade beef broth and some simple herbs. These light and fluffy and baking powder biscuits go perfectly well with stew.


Light and golden with a pat of vegan margarine, dipped in broth, so delicious. These baking powder biscuits aren’t just any baking powder biscuits. This recipe was handed down to my Dad by a woman named Peg Wheeler, a by all accounts impressive cribbage player and wonderful person. This is a recipe given with love and so you can only ever make them with love.


These are a simple delight. Minimal ingredients, minimal time in the oven (only 12 minutes!) And you get to roll dough, you know how much I love to roll out dough.


You roll it out, not too thin, you want the biscuits to be thick and fluffy so that there’s lots of room for the margarine, so they can soak up all your broth without disintegrating. To cut them out you use a glass. Makes them all nice and round.


The best thing to do here is make the whole batch, because the next day when you have left overs you’re going to want to warm them up, melt some margarine and add some jam. Dinner and breakfast taken care of at the same time!


Check out that melting margarine, so delightful. Definitely need to eat these within the first couple of days, as they don’t keep terribly well. I can’t imagine you’ll have a problem, we certainly never do!


Baking Powder Biscuits

  • 4 cups flour
  • 9 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 cups soy or coconut milk


Pre-heat the oven to 425

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Cut in the margarine until crumbly.

Add the non-dairy milk and kneed the dough together

Flour a clean surface and roll the dough out

Use a glass to cut out the biscuits

Bake for 12 min.


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