Saturday, April 5, 2008
Biscuits and Gravy
A week ago I went to a cooking class offered by my husband's aunt and uncle's appliance store. The theme of the night was diner food. We learned some great recipes and it all tasted SO good! Biscuits and Gravy was one of the many recipes we learned. Chad loves biscuits and gravy so I knew I would have to make this for him. The biscuits turned out great. I also didn't ruin the gravy which I was so nervous about.
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup buttermilk (full fat)
1/3 cup yogurt
Preheat oven to 450
In a medium size bowl sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Using a box grater, grate the butter on top of the dry ingredients and using your hands cut the butter into the flour.
In a small bowl combine the buttermilk, yogurt and egg. Pour the wet ingredients on top of the dry mix and carefully stir just to combine, over mixing will yield tough biscuits.
Using a scoop or spoon drop the dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and for about 15 minutes until nicely browned. (I baked mine about 12 minutes as the bottoms started to become dark.)
1 pound pork sausage. sage works well
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
1 quart milk (I used about 2 1/2 cups)
black pepper and salt to taste
In a large pan over medium low heat fry the sausage until fully cooked trying not to brown it too much. When the sausage is cooked add the butter and cook until melted, dust with the flour turn the heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes. Slowly add the milk about one cup at a time until you have achieved your desired thickness. Season heavily with the pepper and salt if desired.