Soggy bread:this food looks extra gruel-ish and tastes extra scrumptious

10 Jun

Normally I am not too into the meat substitutes. But I was lured in by the promise of soggy bread. In the form of biscuits and gravy. More specifically this Food and Wine Magazine recipe for Whole Wheat Biscuits with Creamy Sausage Gravy. The fact that the gravy contains chipotles in adobo was reason enough for me to believe I’d like this. Soggy bread AND spicy sauce? YUM. For that, I went out and purchased Yves Veggie Cuisine Meatless Ground Turkey.
And the bicuits, lemme tell you, at first blush the recipe looks like one for fairly standard whole wheat biscuits, but, AHA! is that kosher salt it calls for? Oh yeah. The kosher salt provides some textural intrigue as the grains are large and add random bits of crunch to the biscuit. YUM again. The original recipe is here and this was my half-recipe vegetarian adaptation(single vegetarians of the world rejoice):
Biscuits:
1/2 + 2 TB. all purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt(important!)
3 TB. butter
6 TB. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425. Whisk dry ingredients, cut in butter, stir in buttermilk until dough almost comes together. Dump it out, knead until it is just barely a cohesive mass. Pat out 1/2 inch thick and make biscuits whatever size and shape makes you happy.
Bake about 20 minutes.
Gravy
1/2 package vegetarian ground turkey substitute
1 tsp. ground sage
1 chipotle in adobo, minced
1/4 tsp. each of salt n pepper(freshly ground)
1 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
1 cup skim milk
1 Tbsp. snipped chives
Cook and break up fake meat in a medium pan over medium high heat. Stir in sage, chipotles, salt, pepper and flour. Cook one minute. Add milk, simmer until thick, about five minutes. Pour on biscuits and enjoy.
If you are odd like me and like to eat foods that are supposed to be hot, cold, save some gravy in the fridge. The next day it is super thick and good. Possibly even better though it won’t make your biscuits soggy…

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