Thursday, July 2, 2015

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Homemade biscuits covered in a sausage gravy, easily a breakfast staple in many southern homes.

Dan's Biscuits and Gravy


For the Biscuits

  • 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

For the Gravy

  • 1 pound of sausage
  • 3 - 4 cups Milk
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt, more to taste
  • Pepper to taste

To Bring it Together

Prepare the Biscuits: Heat the oven to 450°F. Grease any baking sheets you will be using. Sift or Mix the Flour and Sugar together and put into your mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter or fork blend the butter into your flour mixture. The smaller the chunks of butter you start with the less work you have to do mixing it into the flour. In another small bowl mix the baking soda and buttermilk together and then add it to your try ingredients. Mix together and then transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough to 1 - 1 1/2 inches thick and begin cutting with a biscuit cutter or a round glass if you don't have a cutter. When cutting make sure to cut straight down and not twist your cutter if you can help it. This should help your biscuits rise better. After you've cut your biscuits place them on the greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Brush the tops with some melted butter if you just want to enjoy without the gravy.

Prepare the Gravy: Brown your sausage over medium high heat making sure to break it into small pieces with your spatula. Once the sausage is cooked off slowly start sprinkling in the flour so the sausage kind of "soaks" it all up. Keep adding little by little until all the flour is mixed in. Cook this for 1-2 minutes and then add in your milk making sure to stir constantly. Cook until thickened, roughly 12 minutes, and then season with salt and pepper to taste. If the gravy gets to thick just add some more milk and readjust the salt and pepper to your liking. Pour this over your biscuits and enjoy.

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