Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy

I am trying my hand at becoming a southern cook. You may have noticed that we recently had a fried chicken recipe, and now its sausage, biscuits, and gravy. I think soon there may be a post featuring sorghum or maybe grits! Do my readers have any favorite recipes or foods that would like featured that display the wonders of southern american cooking?

Anyway, here is my recipe for biscuits and sausage gravy! The trick is to using white lily self rising flour to make the taste fully authentic. I also want to thank my middle school home economics for the biscuit recipe!

RECIPE: Sausage, Biscuits, and Gravy
Makes 2 Servings, or many biscuits

IMG_1061SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Cast Iron Pan
Spatula
Fork
Bowl
Pastry Cutter
Pie Pan
Oven heated to 450

IMG_1069INGREDIENTS:
2 Cups White Lily Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Shortening
3/4 Cup Milk
Handful of all purpose flour
Milk
Salt
Black Pepper
Sage Sausage

DIRECTIONS:
1) 
Begin with the biscuits,  by measuring the white lily flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. 
2)  Using a pastry cutter, cut in shortening until the flour looks like its filled with Crisco clumps that pea sized. 
3) Using a fork, mix in milk until a solid dough. 
4) Kneed the dough on a lightly floured surface about 30-40 times. 
5) Using your hands, flatten out the dough until about 1/3 of an inch thick. 
6) You can use a round cookie cutter, or a cup. I tend to cheat and just use one of my snoopy glasses to cut out the biscuits. 


7) Lay out biscuits in a greased baking sheet so that they are touching. 
8) Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 450 oven until lightly browned. 
9) As the biscuits bake, its time to start the sausage and gravy. In a cast iron pan, drop in sausage in patty form. 
10) Let the biscuits cook, making sure to keep all the good grease. 
11) Remove the patties, add a handful of flour to the grease and make a nice slurry with no clumps! IMG_1070
12) Stir in milk to form a gravy consistency. Season with salt and black pepper and continually stir as it cooks.
13) Serve biscuits open faced with gravy, and sausage on the side. 

IMG_1071

It may not look like much, but it is a filling breakfast!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s