Is there anything better than a warm, buttery biscuit at breakfast on Sunday morning or with a hearty dinner? We can't think of anything. These biscuits are fluffy and moist, thanks to the non-dairy milk and nicely golden and flaky after just 20 minutes in the oven. Pair these with a flavorful Sriracha compound butter and dig in!
Spicy Sriracha Buttermilk Biscuits [Vegan]
For the Compound Butter:
- 1 3/4 sticks vegan butter (see notes)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 tablespoons Asian Sriracha seasoning blend
For the Biscuits:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 3/4 sticks very cold compound butter (above), cubed and kept chilled
- 1 1/2 cups cold non-dairy milk
To Make the Compound Butter:
- Bring butter to room temperature. Mix in salt and Sriracha seasoning. Blend well.
- Place on parchment or wax paper. Shape and roll to form a cylindrical log using the wax paper. Refrigerate until very cold or freeze.
- When ready to use, slice into small pats of butter, reserving any extra you made for spreading onto finished biscuits. Keep the butter cold!
For the Biscuits:
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and position racks in the upper and lower thirds.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add in compound butter. Loosely toss it in the flour until coated and then use your fingers or a pastry blender to cut in the butter until it is the size of peas. Add the cold non-dairy milk and stir using a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms.
- Place the shaggy dough on a floured surface and knead until it comes together. Keeping in mind that you don't want to overwork the dough and it's okay for it to remain a bit shaggy and dry.
- Softly press out the dough to desired thickness.
- Using a round biscuit cutter, stamp out the biscuits, combining the scraps to make more biscuits.
- Place close together, almost touching on baking sheet.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden and lofty.
- Let them cool for a minute or two and slice for sandwiches, butter, or jam.
To ensure that your biscuits are light and fluffy, it's recommended that you freeze the vegan butter, then grate it into the flour mixture.