Tuesday, August 7, 2012

30 Minute Biscuits & Gravy
From Scratch (yeah, you read it right)

Don’t you just love breakfast for dinner?  We have it about once a week.  It’s so great because it’s easy, yummy, and fast.  But nothing is faster, more impressive, and more delicious than biscuits and gravy made from scratch.

The Biscuits:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup heavy cream

Pre-heat oven to 450.  In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients together.  Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour the cream into the center.  Using a wood spoon mix the dough until it starts to come together, about 30 seconds.  Here’s the the most important part of making any biscuit...DO NOT OVER MIX!  The less you mix the lighter and and fluffier the biscuits will turn out.  

Next turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it forms a loose ball, about 7-10 times.  Now pat the ball into a circle about 1 inch thick.  Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife and cut pizza pie style into 8 triangles.  

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-17 minutes.

The Gravy:
1 pound ground breakfast sausage
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk
salt and pepper

Once the biscuits are in the oven start the gravy.  Brown your sausage and remove from the pan.  Drain off the fat reserving 4 tablespoons.  Add the 4 tablespoons of fat (or if you prefer, butter) and heat up the pan.  Add four, and a healthy dose of salt and pepper.  Cook the rue for 5 minutes.  Add milk and cooked sausage and stir continually over medium heat until it thickens and begins to bubble.  

Home made biscuits and gravy
Check seasoning adding salt and pepper to taste and serve over hot biscuits.  You’ll love it!

*The biscuit recipe is from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book, and I highly recommend!  Great recipes with tons of picture and tips!
*The gravy recipe is adapted from Alton Brown.

<3, Sharla


Jewels said...

I made these last night and they were FABULOUS!!! I've never made biscuits before and thought that it would be so difficult. Not so, they turned out perfect...light, and fluffy. Great recipe and great instructions.
I do have one piece of advice though, don't try to substitute wax paper. It will burn and smoke and make your kitchen smell funny...