Monday, October 4, 2010

Biscuits and sausage gravy

Wow I guess it takes being somewhat sidelined to get me to post a new recipe a lot of things have happened since my last post not the least of which was the purchase of a new house, which of course means a new and bigger kitchen to work in when my back is healed up. Now the recipe is one that I love and make many variations on. Now there are some purists out there that will take exception to what I am about to say and that is when making biscuits it is OK to use a mix. Just remember technique will make any biscuits good. Sorry but this recipe you have to wing most of the measurements just like I do that is half the fun of cooking. :)

Now for the recipe,
 the biscuits
take your favorite mix (my wife makes one that I love but the store bought will work too)
mix according to instructions then when you are ready to knead it this is where I break from the instructions
I always knead it by hand and then roll it out once and fold it with butter in between the folds and then roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness cut the rolls with your favorite cutter (mine is a mason jar lid the wide mouth kind)
bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, Each oven is different so know your oven.

Now the gravy is easy enough just cook up one pound of bulk sausage retaining three tablespoons of the grease then add flour till you get a good paste then let it cook for a bit to remove the raw taste of the flour.
Add milk until you have a smooth gravy and heat to desired thickness(we like it real thick) add sausage to gravy and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE sausage gravy and biscuits! The perfect comfort food, as far as I'm concerned!