Planning on making spaghetti, the other day I bought what I thought were veggie ground rounds. I didn't notice until last night, while my pasta was already cooking, that I'd gotten veggie ground sausage instead. Oops.
Sausage wasn't something I ever really included in my breakfast - why work over a stove when I could just throw some cereal and almond milk into a bowl and go? - but I didn't want this to go to waste. I also didn't want to eat just hunks of 'meat' for breakfast by itself. So I decided on sausage and biscuits.
I have a coworker who's allergic to wheat gluten, and so whenever I want to bring in cookies or something to work I spend some time browsing the gluten-free blogs. Months ago while looking for gluten-free cookie recipes I stumbled upon this excellent recipe for scallion mushroom soup and biscuits. I saved the recipe, and tweaked it to be vegan, and today I figured her biscuit recipe, modified a tad, would be perfect for this breakfast plan. I re-glutened the recipe here to avoid confusion (in case you don't keep rice flour and xanthan gum on hand), but if you're interested in the allergen-free original version just follow the link.
Breakfast 'Sausage' and Biscuits
3-4 Tablespoons vegan margarine
1 Cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vegan margarine, cut into small pieces
(optional) 3 scallions, washed and sliced thin
(optional) 1/2 Cup shredded vegan cheese
1/2 Cup non-dairy milk
1 packet ground veggie sausage
Preheat oven to 400 F. Put 3-4 Tablespoons of margarine into a small bread loaf pan, and put it in the oven to melt. Meanwhile, mix the flour, baking soda and powder, and salt. Rub the margarine into the flour mixture with your fingers, and add in the scallions and vegan cheese, if using. Add the milk and mix it all together. You can add a little more flour if it seems too sticky. Pull out the loaf pan with the melted margarine, and drop spoonfuls of dough into it. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
While the biscuits are cooking, form your ground veggie sausage into patties as thick or as thin as you want, and brown them in a skillet for 3-5 minutes in olive oil.
Once the biscuits are done, sandwich a sausage patty between two of them, and enjoy.
Man, I really need to get a better camera than my cell phone...
Hearty and filling, and cruelty-free!