Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pigs in a blanket (and biscuits)

These are a long-time favorite of my husband and I. I realized we hadn't made them since before my youngest was born and I am not sure why. You can make these using store bought biscuits in a can or you can make your own biscuit dough. 

This biscuit dough is based on a recipe I found online called Mee-maw's Buttermilk Biscuits. This is our go to biscuit recipe and it is really, really good - almost bojangles good. Except instead of  buttermilk I use coconut milk and vinegar and if you don't want to use real butter, you can sub in margarine, just make sure to use the stick version to properly form the biscuit dough. With this recipe you want to work to keep everything cold, cold, cold just like pie dough, so the butter doesn't warm up at all until it hits the oven.

veggie dogs, flour, butter, salt, coconut milk, vinegar, baking soda and powder

mix your dry ingredients together

then cut your cold butter or margarine into small pieces

toss the butter into the dry and pinch pieces flat, they should be the thickness of a nickel

chill the mix for 15 minutes or so, we use cold flour, so we don't have to wait as long

arrange your veggie dogs (field meat frankfurters for the adults, yves for the kids)

now mix in your coconut milk with a TB of vinegar

you should have a wet dough

fold the dough into thirds like a letter on a well floured surface, then do it again the other way

roll or pat it to 1/2 inch thickness
either use a biscuit cutter (no twisting) or cut into squares for blankets

place eat dog diagonally

then pinch the corners up and over

bake in a hot hot oven for 15-20 minutes

they should be just golden brown on top, let rest 5 minutes

then gobble them up

Comfort food rocks!

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