Thursday, December 4, 2008

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and easy!

You'll need...
To perform this cooking task successfully:
1 baking sheet
1 mixing bowl
1 large skillet
1 cup measuring cup
Tbsp and tsp measuring spoons

For the Biscuits:
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup heavy cream

A little side note: if you don't have self-rising flour, add 1 Tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt to 2 cups all-purpose flour. Or if you don't have the time use a pre-made biscuit (find these in the dairy section of your grocery store).

To prepare combine flour and cream in mixing bowl. Once the ingredients are combined turn out onto a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes or until no longer sticky. On a floured surface, roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3-inch biscuits. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

For the Gravy:
1 lb ground spicy pork sausage (I like the spicy sausage because it adds extra seasoning. You can add just regular pork sausage if you're a wimp).
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup all purpose flour

To prepare brown the sausage in the skillet. Once fully cooked reduce heat to medium and begin spinkling the all purpose flour into the skillet over the sausage. Go about 1 Tbsp at a time until the sausage is coated and the grease is soaked up. Add 1 cup whole milk. It will take a little bit to thicken up so don't add more flour immediately. However, depending on your feelings towards viscosity, you can add more milk for a thin sauce and more flour for a thicker sauce... just go slow, add about a Tbsp each time until you reach your desired thickness. I recommend making it a little bit thick so it doesn't make your biscuits soggy. Add cracked black pepper to taste!

If you want to make this even more delicious add a sunnyside or poached egg on the top. Runny (gross word, I know) yoke + gravy = amazing!


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