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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Biscuits N' Gravy

Biscuits and gravy are a favorite at our house. We had this last night for dinner and everyone cleaned their plates. They always taste best made from scratch and the ingredients are so basic that they are usually ones I always have on hand.

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/3 cup shortening (I use butter flavored)
1 cup milk

1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl, you may not need the whole cup. Mix well.
2. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Roll out to 1" thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
3. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 425 degrees.

Sausage Gravy
3/4 lb. sausage roll
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
salt & pepper, to taste

1. Crumble and cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned. Stir in flour until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. Cook gravy until thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over hot biscuits.