It's a special recipe and I make these special biscuits on Sunday mornings or whenever we have house guests. It's always fun to 'wow' house guests with home-made biscuits: "You made these biscuits, from scratch?" They think you slaved. They're impressed.
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (or any mixture of flours you bake with)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup soy yogurt (plain)
1/4 cup non-dairy milk (hemp, almond, etc)
1/4 cup oil
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly flour a baking sheet. Combine the dry ingredients. In small separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir to form a sticky dough. Flour your hands and set the dough on a floured surface. Turn the dough over a few times in the flour until the dough is no longer sticky. But be very gentle with the dough! If you want to cut it circles, spread dough out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut into circles. Otherwise, just spread dough out to 1/2 inch and put on baking sheet. Lightly make cut marks along the top to separate the dough a bit. Bake for 12 minutes. Don't over bake! Better to let them come out early and finish baking on the pan than to overcook in the oven. The oven will dry biscuits out in a hurry.
*Optional: I've made biscuits with orange juice instead of milk so if you don't have any non-dairy milk on hand, use OJ instead. It'll give the biscuits a citrus taste! Yum! Also, I've experimented some with adding other flavors, such as 1 tsp molasses, or 2 tsp sugar of your choice, or 2 tsp maple syrup, or 1 tsp honey. Any of these will add a bit more flavor but aren't needed if you'll be topping them with something flavorful.
*This Yogurt Biscuit recipe comes from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, by Nava Atlas. One of my favorite new vegan family cookbooks.
*And here's the link to the Kentucky Buttermilk Biscuit recipe I've been using for over a decade now. The only change I make is I don't use buttermilk (I use almond or hemp), I use whole wheat flour, and Earth Balance butter.