|Image Description: A cast iron pan filled with freshly baked whole wheat biscuits.|
|Image Description: A small plate on a placemat with two whole wheat biscuits, one whole and one split in half. One half sits on top of the other.|
Basic biscuits are quick, easy, and do not call for a lot of ingredients or kitchen tricks and pro-tips. And I can totally see why Thedas' elves make it. I had to take some liberties with creating a recipe though, as The Masked Empire does not provide anything beyond the above quoted text. So this recipe is a Skyhold's Kitchen original from yours truly! And this recipe is a deviation from my norm in that I did not use any magic kitchen tools outside of my oven. I have three blenders, two mixers, two ovens, two microwaves, a griddle, and an Instant Pot. And that's just the start of my whole kitchen tool inventory. For this recipe, I used far fewer tools and am happier for it.
|Image Description: An arrangement of the above listed ingredients (I chose cashew milk).|
First, add the apple cider vinegar to the non-dairy milk. Then sift dry ingredients together.
|Image Description: A bowl of crumbly dry ingredients and shortening tilted over a counter for better light.|
|Image Description: A close up of soured cashew milk in a measuring glass over the bowl of crumbly dry ingredients.|
Pour in the soured milk and mix together with your hands. Yes, this recipe is a messy one. I refused to use any of my half dozen wooden spoons, opting to go as basic as possible and just use my Maker-given hands.
|Image Description: A sticky mound of biscuit dough in a metal bowl.|
|Image Description: Seven pre-baked biscuits in a cast iron pan.|
|Image Description: Seven post-baked biscuits in a cast iron pan with a R2-D2 oven mitt in the lower left corner.|
|Image Description: A fluffy Peasant Bread biscuit on a white tea towel.|
|Image Description: A split biscuit on a white plate, both halves are slathered in vegan butter and blueberry jam.|
And that's it. Peasant bread. And now, this blog is on hiatus. This is the last recipe for the foreseeable future. I may make something special for Dragon Age Day 2020, I certainly don't want to rule out picking up the blog up when the next Dragon Age game is released, and I may even one day make that full Dalish lunch described above (but vegan), but I need to set this hobby aside for now. This has been a fun place, this blog of my imaginary Skyhold kitchen mage's recipes blurred with real life, and I'm grateful for your support! I hope you make and enjoy this recipe.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yields: 18-20 biscuits
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 baking soda
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup cashew or soy milk + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 400℉. Add apple cider vinegar to non-dairy milk and set aside for 10 minutes. Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then whisk in whole wheat flour. Cut shortening into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until mixture has a fine-crumb consistency. Add non-dairy soured milk and mix together until ingredients are combined and dough is sticky. Spoon and drop dough into a cast iron pan.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until bottom edged are slightly brown. Biscuits can stay in pan after baking. Biscuits will remain fresh for 1 day uncovered, 2-3 covered. Enjoy promptly with vegan butter, jam, maple syrup, or a vegan gravy!
Dareth shiral and walk always in the Maker's light.
END NOTES: Thank you for reading! And special thanks to Ghil Dirthalen for the suggestion - I'm sorry I took so long to get this out for you. Ma serannas. Please check out Ghil Dirthalen's YouTube channel if you love Dragon Age video game lore, media tie-in reviews, and pure silliness. For more information on why Foods of Thedas is on hiatus, please see my January blog entry (Sera's Oatmeal Cookies Upgraded). I will remain active on social media under the Foods of Thedas handle on Instagram and Twitter but with less frequency. Thank you again for reading and being a part of this odd mix of vegan recipes and Dragon Age.
Sarah Marie (Essem),
Foods of Thedas, formerly Gourmet Vegan Thedas.
The Masked Empire, by Patrick Weekes, https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/30-847/Dragon-Age-The-Masked-Empire-Deluxe-Edition-HC