Biscuits and Gravy……

As most of you know, Friday is Cupcake Friday in my office. I thought I would change it up this week and decided to make biscuits and gravy. I made some homemade buttermilk biscuits……….m-m-m-m-m-m……and sausage milk gravy. My daughter and I were just talking about comfort food last night. This is THE comfort food. Nothing like a hot flaky biscuit right out of the oven, split open and smeared with a little butter and maybe some jam….or just butter. It’s such a pretty sight. 🙂 I tested it out last night when I took the tray of biscuits out of the oven and one happened to fall into my hand and split open. Then it fell into the butter. I hate when that happens. Leaves you with no choice but to eat it. Yep, that’s what happened. So good.
Happy Friday everyone.

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Biscuits and Gravy

 Biscuits

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Heat oven to 400 deg. In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients. Add the shortening and mix it with a fork until you have large course crumbs. Slowy add the buttermilk, just till combined. DON’T OVER MIX. Dump it onto a floured work surface and just gently knead a couple of times. You do NOT want a tough biscuit! Pat it down into a 1” thickness and cut circles with a glass rim or cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Makes 6 biscuits

Gravy

1/2 lb. breakfast sausage
2 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper

It’s hard to give exact measurements when making gravy….but this is close.

In a large skillet, cook the sausage. Remove the sausage from the pan and set aside. On medium heat, in the pan drippings (sausage grease), add the flour and with a fork or whisk, stir till it becomes a paste. Slowly add the milk and continue to whisk until you have a smooth gravy. If its too thick, add more milk. If its too thin, just mix a little more flour into a small amount of milk and add it to your gravy. Once you have a nice smooth mixture of gravy, add the sausage that you had set aside. Stir. Add salt and lots of black pepper.

Note: This is excellent made with bacon instead of sausage. Just fry chopped pieces of bacon, remove from pan drippings. Make your gravy as I explained above, then pour it over your biscuits. Sprinkle with the fried bacon bits.

 

 

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