Simple Vegan Walnut Biscuits
Isn't it wonderful when the whole house smells like baking biscuits, cakes, or cookies? Especially during the holidays. It always reminds me of my grandmother and brings me back to my childhood. My grandmother is still here with us, but my childhood, well, let's say it's kind of over.
Walnuts Taste Great in Desserts
My grandmother used to bake a lot of desserts with walnuts. Among them was the well-known potica (original Slovenian dessert); she baked all kind of shapes and sizes of different cookies, biscuits, croissants, and cakes. Although she is from Bosnia, her potica is still the best one I have ever eaten.
The Comforting Smell of Cinnamon
Mmm, the smell of cinnamon, especially in the winter. Cinnamon is one of the commonly used spices. It goes perfectly in apple strudel, as well as in many other desserts. I don't have to highlight that my grandmother makes really good apple strudel. Back in Bosnia, she learned to make perfectly thin, unleavened, flaky dough for all kinds of different pastries.
Walnuts and Cinnamon Make for a Tasty Treat!
Most of the time we have walnuts and cinnamon at our house. So I have recently remembered those 'plain' biscuits that I love so much. Plain biscuits without a fuss, without various creams, fillings, or decorations. And heavenly delicious. And wow, my mother-in-law makes them too! And I've "veganized" them.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, or maple syrup to taste
- 1 vanilla sugar
- pinch salt
- 1–2 teaspoon cinnamon, or more if you like it
- 1 teaspoon cardamom, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice, optional
- 7/8 cup vegan margarine/butter, or better coconut oil or coconut fat
- 1/2 cup ground walnuts, or almonds, hazelnuts
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can use an electric mixer and blend well.
- Leave to rest for half an hour or more. You can put a dough in a refrigerator.
- Flour your working surface, and with a rolling pin roll, the dough as thick as you desire your biscuits to be (0-2 inches).
- Use a different shaped cutters and cut the dough into different shapes.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes (depends on the thickness of your biscuits)
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