I was all set to hunker down on The Dirty South #1's collard greens, gravy, fake fried chicken with (s)mashed potatoes, when tragedy struck and I got smacked through the heart by the lazy-rainy bug. So I pulled myself together and opted for Buttermilk Biscuits 'n' Gravy instead. Warm bread smothered in creamy, noochie gravy can heal even the sickest of hearts. Can I get an amen?
As you can see from the lovely illustration above, I have the first two editions of The Dirty South--#1 and #2 (apparently, there's a third one around, but I've never seen it). Today I'm reporting on issue number one (the red one on the left), but if I have more time later this month, you may see some pink activity around here. Also, being the plugged in vegan or vegan-friendly reader that you are, you're probably aware that Microcosm turned The Dirty South editions 1-3 into a book awhile back. It's bound with another publication entitled Hot Damn & Hell Yea.
|Anthropomorphic corn niblets can never be wrong, and typewriters make everything better.|
|The biscuit on the bottom left was hit by a gravy bomb. Don't feel bad for it, it never even saw the fork coming.|
Most of the recipes in The Dirty South #1 are wheat-tastic, so I changed things up quite a bit to be able to snack on these delights. And then while I was already making changes, I made some more. I added shredded Follow Your Heart and cayenne pepper. OK and ground flax, too-- whatever. You can rat me out to Vanessa on Facebook if you want, but I already told her I was writing this post, so it'll just make you look dumb. Besides, I bet Vanessa would be OK with my changes. It was that or lick the zine and report back on flavor compositions.
Cheesy XGFX Buttermilk Biscuits (adapted from Vanessa / The Dirty South #1)I forgot to count how many this made, but it was around 12
- 1 cup superfine brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground flax meal
- 1/3 cup finely grated Follow Your Heart yellow cheese
- 1 heaping teaspoon nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons unbleached granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
- 2/3 cup unsweetened soymilk mixed with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Combine the dry ingredients and cheese. Add the oil and soymilk and stir well.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake until the tops are golden and the centers are cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with gravy. Eat, eat, eat.
- Title: The Dirty South #1
- Author: Vanessa
- Size: 4.25″ x 8.5″ (half sized) / Tied with yarn and a bow.
- Length: 22 pages plus a little extra page tucked in.
- Collection: 21 recipes plus a helpful warning about hot oil
- 5 Recipes to Intrigue: Johnny Cakes, Corn Pone, Blackeye Pea Cakes, Sweet Potato Pudding, Chocolate Kahlua Cake
- XGFXness: If you can xgxercise, you'll be OK, but most recipes contain gluten.
- Zine Wiki: Not listed