10.04.2010

halloween stuffed biscuits

Happy October!
This is my favorite time of the year, the weather is cool, the wind is blowing and the holidays are approaching.
Autumn and Spring as to die for!
It was a hike day today and I wanted to introduce the kids to October in fashion. I made this Jack-O-Lantern biscuit to honor the upcoming fest and stuffed it with a simple Boca crumble mixture. I just sauteed the crumbles with onions and garlic and added a little mustard and ketchup to give it some binding. It was truly simple, but that is probably why the kids loved it.
The biscuit is a very easy recipe and they were puffed and flaky and crispy. I rolled it out, cut 2 circles (about 4-inches in diameter) for each Jack-O-Lantern, put about 1/4 cup filling on the bottom one, cut the eyes and nose (don't forget the nose like I did!) and a mouth, placed it on the filling and sealed the edges. Cut some stems from scraps and bake the scraps too, for a snack.

To make the filling, saute a package of soy grounds with 1/2 cup of onion and 2 minced garlic. When the grounds are browned, add 1 tablespoon ketchup, 1 tablespoon yellow mustard and salt and pepper to taste.


Make the biscuit dough recipe below and cut the dough into 12 (4-inch diameter) circles. Make eyes, nose and mouth on 6 of them. Put about 1/2 cup of the filing on the other six circles, top with the cut-out circles, seal the edges and spray with a little oil or brush with a little milk.

Bake.

So successful!

Cost Breakdown:
flours: $1.50
Earth Balance, baking powder: $.50
almond milk: $1
Boca crumbles: $4
mustard, ketchup, onion, garlic: $1
Total to make 6 Stuffed Biscuits:
$8.00


12 comments:

  1. How cute are these biscuits, what a cute idea, the kids would love these for sure!

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  2. Thanks Camala, Joy and Kim. Kim, you can use lentils, other legumes or ground seitan instead of the Boca.

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  3. I love halloween too, I really want to experiment with some cool looking foods like this one. Vegetarian Times did a whole section this month on halloween foods and how to make certain "creepy" dishes.

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  4. Well, if those arn't the cutest things!! I didn't even notice the lack of a nose until you mentioned it. ;)
    My kids will get a kick out of these! Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. With some variations I think you've given me an idea for our Halloween.

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