Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday, featuring Upside Down Butterscotch Biscuits

For this week’s WIAW, I am once again showing a few examples of what I ate over the past week.

This way, I get to pick some of the more interesting food items. If I showed you a day of eating, some of the stuff would be downright embarrassing!

Yesterday, I modified and veganized another beautiful Edna Staebler recipe.

The result was the absolutely delicious, scrumptious, delectable Upside Down Butterscotch Biscuit pictured above. Enough adjectives for you? Sorry, they are just really tasty. More about those later.

I am linking up to Jenn at Peas and Crayons again. April was all about adding extra veggies to our diets. I am glad it is May now, because I see I don’t have many veggies in my photos!

I did make this healthy and tasty squash soup. I found the recipe in one of Dr. Andrew Weil’s books several years ago, and it is a keeper. Simple and delicious.

These classic chocolate chip cookies come from a recipe in How it All Vegan. They are just as good (maybe better) than non-vegan cookies and they go great with a glass of soy milk when they are fresh out of the oven.

Some friends asked me to make lentils and rice for a get together, and I snuck some for my lunch. This is the one recipe I make ALL the time and it makes a huge amount so it is perfect for parties. You can get this simple and yummy recipe here. Trust me, you will thank me.

Dinner was kind of rushed on Monday, so I put some chickpeas into a jar of curry sauce and had broccoli on the side. I snagged a couple of the kids' meatless nuggets for some extra protein too.

Here is the upside down part of the Upside Down Butterscotch Biscuits. The brown sugar topping goes in the muffin pan first.

Then come the walnuts (or another type of nut if you prefer).

Top that off with the biscuit dough.

And voila! Yummy Upside Down Butterscotch Biscuits. They are soft and doughy on the inside with a crisp, sweet layer on top. They can be enjoyed warm from the oven and they are still delicious eaten room temperature the next day.
A couple of questions for you.
1. What is your favourite potluck recipe (give a link if you have it)?
2. And, is there a place for these butterscotch biscuits in your diet, or have you sworn off sugar?

Linking up to Thursday's Temptation at Two Yellow Birds Decor.
Upside Down Butterscotch Biscuits

by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack vegan vegetarian walnuts biscuit

Ingredients (16 to 18 biscuits)
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup soy milk


Preheat oven to 425°F.
Line muffin trays with 18 non-stick paper cups or butter and flour the trays.
In a small pot, melt margarine. Stir in soy milk and brown sugar until smooth. Remove from heat.
Put 2 tsp of this mixture into each muffin cup.
Sprinkle walnuts over mixture in cups.
In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut in the margarine. Stir in the soy milk.
Make small rounds with the dough and place over the nuts in muffin cups.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Turn out of the muffin cups immediately. With a knife, scrape off any nuts that stuck to the muffin cups and spread on biscuits.
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  1. Oh my ... what a Post! want it all :))


    1. Thanks for commenting. I had a smoothie for breakfast, and now I am getting hungry again writing about food!

  2. Oh yum!! This all looks delicious! Especially those butterscotch biscuits!

    1. Hi Ruthie, I might just have to eat one right now actually! ;)

  3. Oooh, those look SO good! And all of your pictures are gorgeous. Yum!

  4. You had me at "butterscotch"! I've never seen anything quite like that before, but I'm all over it. Easier than sticky buns and likely tastier? Sign me up!

    1. Hi Hannah, I have never made sticky buns, but these biscuits are definitely easy to make, and tasty!

  5. Chickpeas in curry - yum! Upside down butterscotch biscuits? Be still my heart! Will definitely try lentils and rice. It all looks delicious and healthy, like you'd walk away feeling satisfied but not weighed down! What is your favorite simple/ healthy recipe?

    In regards to the albums - The Faces put out 5 albums between 70 and 74, they all have great blues/rock sound (early pairing of Rod Stewart and Ron Wood). Maybe go for "Oh La La" if you're going to pick just one. The Jeff Beck groups first album "Truth" 1968 also features Stewart and Wood and is a-mazing (if you like that kind of sound). For Rory Gallagher, I'd try to find a best of compilation. The man was a phenomenal guitar player! the best way to describe his sound is Irish blues. Play around with Groove Shark and get a feel for the sounds. :) What kind of music do you enjoy most?

    1. The lentils and rice recipe is my favourite easy, healthy and tasty recipe, although now people ask me to make it all the time and sometimes I get tired of it!

      Awesome, thanks for the music suggestions! I am always looking for new ones to try. From that time period, my favourite is Led Zeppelin. You know I love Nirvana. But, I also like classical, jazz, blues, and other quiet stuff like Mason Jennings, Ryan Adams, and Iron & Wine. I like some French tunes for dinner time too!

  6. Wow all this food looks amazing!
    Would love the try at the upside down butterscotch bisquit ;)
    My stomach is in serious knots from all the craving! ;)

  7. Those look yummy!!! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Thursday's Temptation.

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  9. I always find it so interesting to see what other people eat! That squash soup looks amazing! Love's one of my favs!Those upside down biscuits sure look delicious! I can't eat any soy whatsoever because I find that it really bothers me, so I just stay away...but I will be definitely trying the biscuits without the soy! Looks yummy Jo! Angie xo

    1. I love squash too, but I hate cutting it, so I bought the pre-cut stuff. That makes this soup so easy! For the biscuits, I'm sure you could use any kind of milk. The dairy bothers me, and maybe soy, but I'm not ready to give up the soy yet! Joann

  10. those upside down biscuits look aMAZEing. the chickpeas look yummers too. they intimidate me so I dont usually buy them!

    1. I just used canned chickpeas - easy and quick! Jo