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Grandma's Biscuits & Gravy

 
Grandma's Biscuits & Gravy
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Indescribably flaky and delicious biscuits topped by a decadently rich and creamy sausage gravy. Sadly, my grandparents have since passed on and the farm sold off. But my memories of grandmas biscuits and gravy will last forever.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

25

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 ounces butter
cold, diced
1 x salt
to taste
*
8 ounces buttermilk
For the gravy
½ pound breakfast sausage
ground
*
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
cold
1 x salt
to taste
*
1 x black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Combine and sift the dry ingredients.

Gently knead in the butter.

Add the buttermilk and knead on a floured board just enough to bring the dough together.

It is vital that you knead gently and no more than is necessary or you will develop the gluten in the flour and make the biscuits tough.

Good biscuits are as much a function of technique as ingredients.

Form a flat mass with the dough and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter.

Don't make them too high or the outside could become over browned by the time the inside is cooked.

Place them on parchment paper on a sheet tray and then into a preheated 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes.

Start the gravy immediately.

It should be done close to the same time as the biscuits, which is when they are golden in color.

Sauté the sausage until it is cooked and has released as much of its fat as possible.

Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and do NOT drain the grease.

You'll need it to make the roux. (I said this was delicious, not health food).

You should have about 2 tablespoons of rendered pork fat.

Add the butter and melt it.

Then add the flour a little at a time over medium heat, constantly whisking.

Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Now start adding the cold milk a little at a time, whisking incessantly.

Toward the end of the milk add the sausage back in. When you reach the desired consistency add salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the biscuits in half, pour the gravy over them, and enjoy one of the most embracing and comforting taste sensations known to man.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Nathan
Chattanooga, United States
 over 3 years ago

Oh my! Gotta save this one. Yum!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 172g (6.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 28643% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 19% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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