Monday, April 30, 2012

Biscuits and Gravy

I have always love biscuits and gravy. If we go our for breakfast it is always what I order, but I had never made them myself. My dad made them all the time for us growing up. Thomas and I decided to make these Saturday morning. All I can say is they aren't that hard to make and they are AMAZING!! The biscuit recipe came out of a betty crocker cook book my mom has and the gravy recipe is from my dad.

1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with a pastry blender (or use a fork like we do) until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl (dough will be soft and sticky). On lightly floured surface, gently roll dough in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. On cookie sheet, place biscuits about 1 inch apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides. Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Top with gravy and enjoy!


Breakfast sausage
about 1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste

Cook breakfast sausage in a sauce pan. When sausage is done, take it out of the pan, leaving the run off in the bottom of the pan. Add flour to run off til it's creamy and browned. Then start adding milk and mixing until it is your desired consistency. Add salt and pepper. Pour over biscuits and enjoy!

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