Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vampires Beware... Garlic Biscuits!

Vegan MoFo Day 2!

My goal with this new blog is motivate myself to commit at least one creative act a day. This can be any form of art including cooking, because yes, cooking is an art. Todays creative act might be a small one, but it sure is a tasty one and it qualifies as my VeganMoFo for the day. The inspiration came from the garlic biscuit I had at Central Florida Veg Fest. This was my first experience roasting garlic in the oven, but it won't be my last.

Roasted Garlic Biscuits

2 medium heads of garlic
olive oil
1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup non dairy milk of your choice
1/3 cup canola oil or melted non dairy butter
Dry Italian seasoning to sprinkle on top (Optional)

To Prepare
First roast the garlic bulbs and set aside to cool.

How to Roast Garlic
Peel off the outer white covering of the garlic bulb, leaving the individual coverings on the cloves and leaving the cloves attached to the bottom of the root. Cut the tops off of the cloves to expose the inside of each clove. Place the head of garlic on a piece of tin foil. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the garlic bulb. Wrap the garlic bulb tight with the foil. Place on a baking sheet or set inside the cup of a muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, until garlic is soft. Remove from oven and let cool.

After you have roasted the garlic, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease or add parchment paper to a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt with a fork until combined. Add the milk and oil and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be sticky. Remove the soft inner garlic cloves from the bulb. Add the soft garlic to the batter and mix in with your hands. Don't over mix or the biscuits will be tough. Scoop batter out in about 1/4 cup amounts and roll slightly in hands. Place on the baking sheet. This recipe makes 9 medium sized biscuits.

Bake until the bottoms are golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Enjoy, but resist the urge to kiss loved ones for the rest of the night. :)


  1. Those biscuits look great! And anything with garlic is fine by me.

  2. I just finished off half a head of roasted garlic on some sourdough. Who cares about garlic breath? It was so so worth it.

    Now I want some of your biscuits slathered with roasted garlic-y goodness!

  3. holy cow, these roasted garlic biscuits look super yummy!!! I love garlic so much. mmmmmm.

  4. I want them garlic biscuits. Wonder if some rosemary in the batter would be a tasty addition?! Thanks for the tasty idea.

  5. I made these last night :) OMG garlicky goodness :) I get a 5 pack of garlic heads every week. I think garlic might be my favorite food.