Cookies, Recipes, Vegan

[Vegan] Hibiscus Macadamia Tea Biscuits

Another experiment in vegan baking! Last night I made some hibiscus and mac tea biscuits, and the results were surprisingly better than what I expected.

Image

First off, I was definitely not expecting them to turn this creamy violet color, but I’m not complaining!

Image

The hibiscus gave it a very fruity, almost tart taste and the macadamia gave it a nice crunch in each bite. The recipe is also ridiculously easy and fast.

Hibiscus Macadamia Tea Biscuits

Makes 1 dozen (2″) cookies

*all measurements are by weight except for salt and baking powder

1 oz dried hibiscus flowers

4 oz almond milk

2 oz macadamia nuts, chopped finely

3 oz sugar

5 oz All Purpose flour

1 oz oil

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, combine almond milk and dried hibiscus, bring to a simmer over low heat, then let flowers steep until milk is a deep reddish violet color and mixture is completely cool. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, making sure to squeeze out any extra liquid from flowers. Discard flowers and set milk mixture aside.

In a medium mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, mix together chopped macadamia, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add oil, mix until combined. Add milk/hibiscus mixture, let mix until dough is crumbly.

On a lightly floured surface, remove dough from bowl and bring crumbles together, forming it into a ball. Roll dough to 1/4″ thick, and cut into 2″ cookies. Place 1″ apart on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 7-8 minutes, or until biscuits are dry and firm. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s