Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mr. Bran Bakes with Bisquick: Breakfast Pinwheels


Mr. Bran, top chef, has decided to help me out for Vegan Mofo by offering up some of his favorite recipes! Now, as we know thanks to Calpernia Addams, there is no shame in Bisquick. So each Thursday Mr. Bran will don his wee chef hat and mix up some Bisquick breakfast in the kitchen while I laze about on my chaise. This morning I will be huddled under blankets in bed while the pool boy makes tea. Mr. Bran emphatically does not do tea.

Today's recipe is for almond pinwheels:
2 1/4 c Bisquick
1/2 c soymilk
1 T Earth Balance softened
1/4 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 c almonds
1 T EB melted

-Mix the Bisquick and soymilk to form a soft dough. Knead a few times on a surface lightly dusted with flour or more Bisquick.
-Press or roll the dough out into an 8X11 rectangle.
-Spread the softened EB onto the dough. Mix the sugar, cinnamon and almonds together and then sprinkle on top of the EB.
-Roll up the dough on the 11 inch side to for a log. Slice into about 9-11 pieces and place on a baking sheet. Brush slices with melted EB
-Bake at 4oo degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Eat.

Mr. Bran exhausted after so much kitchen work.

The Verdict: These are pretty good. Bisquick makes really light baked goods so they are very airy.

25 comments:

cadryskitchen.com said...

You're lucky your cat is a chef. Mine won't even do the dishes.

JohnP said...

These are perhaps the most tempting of Mr. Bran's creations to date.

Candy Beans said...

Wow this looks really nice and unexpected from Bisquick. It's bollocks that Mr. Bran does not do tea though.

Sarah S. said...

Mr. Bran impresses more and more each week!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Wow, Mr Bran's very fancy this week!

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

Yum! Well done, Mr. Bran!

jessy said...

another awesome job, Mr. Bran! my hat's off to you, Chef! :) i love the picture of him all tuckered out. awww!

breakfast pinwheels, tea, pool boys?!?! yes, yes, YES!

JohnP said...

I sent this link to Calpernia via Facebook.

panda with cookie said...

Well, what with all the rolling out of the dough and the sprinkling of the almonds, Mr. Bran just needed a 20 hour nap.

Sarah P said...

You can make pinwheels with bisquick?! I had no idea...

sgcorrie said...

Those pinwheels look super tasty! And I love Mr. Bran's chef hat!

BunzOfCinnamon said...

Looks almost effortless and super yummy! Effortless and yummy are two words that I love together.

Seitan Said Dance said...

That looks delicious. Mr. Bran is a genius.

Amey said...

I am going to have to teach Yummers some of these culinary tricks. I am feeling envious that your cat bakes you almond rolls and my cat only sleeps by my feet at night!

By the way!! Your <3 package <3 arrived right before I left for a trip last week - THANK YOU!! It is so super sweet of you! I can't wait to put them to work!!! :)

panda with cookie said...

Perhaps Mr. Bran will opening a baking school for other cats. It is about time he started bringing in some income around here.

panda with cookie said...

will be opening, that is. Perhaps.

Ty (aka Meccabell) said...

I love Mr. Bran. The pinwheels really look good. I am going to have to try some of your bisquick recipes.

erica said...

Mr. Bran appears to be a bisquick genius. These look excellent. Well done, Sir!

machopineapple said...

Mr. Bran looks rather insistent that you try his pinwheels.

Kiersten said...

I think Mr. Bran should come over and teach my cats to cook. Neither of them do anything particularly impressive...except for barfing on important pieces of mail.

Luciana said...

My cats would love to attend a baking symposium! Well, Popcorn would love for them to go to baking boarding school.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through the PPK forums and felt compelled to make this recipe posthaste. I made some substitutions to accommodate what I had on hand (almond milk for the soy, brown sugar for white, and pecans for almonds) (I also used a lot more Earth Balance) and THEY ARE FREAKING DELICIOUS!

Many many thanks!

Megin

panda with cookie said...

Huzzah for recipe success!

Megan said...

I had no idea you could do so much with Bisquick.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Awesome! Mr. Bran is making me want to go out and buy a box of Bisquick!