Darling Daybreak Biscuits

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.
Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding cake.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Darling Daybreak Biscuits
with Golden Apricot-Cherry Gravy
Imagine it. When offered regular, ol’ pancakes, or this sparkling breakfast offering, my children opted for the biscuits! Wasn’t I tinkled punch? Indeed. They don’t typically like raisins or cherries but satisfactorily gobbled them right quick. Taste aside, the greatest delight for me is that both biscuits and gravy are vegan and very low in sugar. Therefore, while children devour, mother can be quite content her family is being well fed.
For the Biscuits:
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 c. apple sauce
1 T. organic sugar
1/2 c. soymilk
2 T. olive oil
In a largw bowl, combine dry ingredients. Create a well in the center of the mixture. In a medium bowl, whisk together when ingredients. Pour into the center of the dry ingredients. Using a fork, stir clockwise just until incorporated. Turn out onto a lightly olive-oiled surface and knead several times. Roll dough to 1 inch thick, then slice into squares using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or just until the edges are beginning to brown. Remove, serve immediately.
For the Golden Apricot-Cherry Gravy
1/2 c. apple juice
1/4 c. apricot preserves
1 1/2 t. cornstarch
1 t. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 c. dried cherries
1/4 c. dried golden raisins
In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Serve over biscuits.
Creamy Honey Butter Spread
1/4 c. whipping cream
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. honey
Combine all in a medium bowl. Whip with an electric mixer until
Early morning in our bed.
Makes a girl wanna
cuddle close and sleep in
with two such dapper gents.
(Pssst…I did!)