Dough makes 8-12 biscuits, depending on size. Serving size is 1 or 2 biscuits.
1 3/4 GF flour
1 packet quick rise yeast
1 1/2 cups hot water or hot milk (130-160F)
4 tbs cannabis oil, solid, cut into chunks like butter
1 tsp olive oil + more to grease
1 tsp salt
2-3 tbs guar gum
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs coconut sugar + 1 or 2 tbs coconut sugar
Any herbs like:
1. In 1 1/2 cups of hot water or milk, sprinkle 1 tbs sugar and packet of yeast. If it’s activated/live yeast, the mix should begin to bubble and foam a layer over the liquid. Let sit undisturbed for at least 5 minutes, so that the yeast can activate. If nothing happens, you might have a bunk packet– though, sometimes I’ve had luck with microwaving what I thought was dead yeast for a few seconds, and it activated just fine.
2. While the yeast does its thing, mix GF flour with your salt, baking powder, guar gum, sugar, and any herbs or spice you want thrown in in a large mixing bowl. I really like nutritional yeast, garlic, and rosemary, but sometimes I’ll do a sweetbread with nutmeg, cinnamon, and more sugar.
3. Drizzle in olive oil and pour in yeast mixture, once it’s good and foamy. Using a rubber or silicone spatula to mix the dough has always worked out well for me. I’ve never made this recipe in a stand or electric mixer, so go for that if it’s simpler. Incorporate wet with dry until a dough starts to form.
4. Cut in chunks of cannabis oil, continuing to stir and gently press dough into shape. Add flour in small amounts with guar gum if dough is too sticky or won’t hold together (it should, since we’re using active yeast).
5. When you can form the dough into a relatively smooth ball, you’re golden. Rub a small amount of olive oil all over the dough, just enough to lightly coat it, then cover bowl with cling film. Leave dough to rise in a warm place (a super easy way to make one is to turn on your oven to 350– but only for a few seconds! This will create a space warm enough to proof the dough but not hot enough to bake it) for at least an hour.
6. After your dough has risen, take off the cling film and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Grease VERY lightly with olive oil. Set your oven to 350F (and leave it there this time). In whatever shape you want, add rows of dough blobs to the pan, evenly spaced until the pan is filled. The biscuits will rise a little more but not by much; the main idea is, give them enough room to cook.
7. Your oven rack should be set a notch above the middle. Pastries/breads cook best there, without burning either end. Bake biscuits for 25-30 mins, until golden brown. To make sure this is achieved, brush biscuits with melted vegan butter at the 10 and 20 minute mark.
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