Friday, November 12, 2010

Cranberry Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits are the ultimate comfort food for me.  I've been craving them ever since my trip to Texas.  That trip stirred up all sorts of memories of late nights at IHOP, eating biscuits and gravy and goofing off with Brandon.  Alas, those biscuits and gravy aren't even close to vegan or up to my super snobby standards.  
Here are the biscuits and gravy I enjoyed tonight.  

I mixed up a batch of the baking powder biscuits from Vegan with a Vengeance as soon as I got home from work.  Then I started browning a half of a sweet onion to flavor some gravy.  There's no real recipe for this gravy- just browned onions, Earth Balance, flour, almond milk and salt and pepper.  Sometimes the simplest gravy is the best.   Who am I kidding...Gravy is just the best.  

 But I wanted to add a little something different to the biscuits and gravy.  After working on Thanksgiving promotions at work, I felt the need to add some cranberries!

I had a nice big bag of Wisconsin cranberries in the fridge, so I added about a cup of them into a little skillet with a few tablespoons of cane sugar and a bit of water.  Then I brought it to a boil very quickly.  As the cranberries heat, they pop.  It's fun!

When the berries are done, they should look like this.  It's basically a thick, tart jam.

I slathered a thick layer of berries between the steaming hot biscuits and then poured the onion gravy over the top.  Holy yum.  IHOP's got nothing like this.


Catherine said...

Does IHOP have anything on anyone, really? Maybe, if you like mushy, bland, overly-sweet pancakes? :)

Love the cranberry idea! Unfortunately, Dan is extremely anti-sweet/salty. Wah!

Nicole/Muffin-Tuffin said...

What a good idea! I will have to try this for the morning after thanksgiving!

foodfeud said...

Wow, I would never have thought to blend sweetened cranberries with oniony gravy!
Sure looks good though.

Donna Livingston said...

Oh, this combination sounds delicious! I understand how much you love gravy and biscuits; I was craving comfort food one evening and made not-chicken and dumplings! I will try this, too. Thanks!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...


Anonymous said...

I freaking LOVE gravy! Any and all kinds. Question--did you make yours gluten free? Do you have a favorite flour to use for gluten free gravy?


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

that looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

This looks delish! Do you ever head over to the Seward Cafe in Minneapolis? Their vegan biscuits and gravy are pretty yummy! =)

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

VERY VERY COOL!! I'm blogging the entire MONTH of vegan gravies and I'd love to link back to this!!