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Biscuits and Gravy

A hearty, delicious homemade breakfast, perfect for early mornings on the farm or days when you have absolutely no other plans than to binge streaming TV and nap on the couch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

For the biscuits:

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons table salt
  • 8 Tablespoons cold butter (1 stick), cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup cold milk

For the gravy:

  • ½ pound pork or turkey sausage (or 4 tablespoons butter if you want to make it vegetarian)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (fresh cracked is best)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

For the biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  • Mix together flour, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Slowly pour in the milk (you may not need it all) and stir until mixture comes together and is slightly sticky.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and flatten out into a rectangle.
  • Fold the rectangle over itself width wise (like folding it into a book), then fold it over again lengthwise. Flatten out again and repeat a couple of times.
  • Roll out to about 1 inch thickness and use a 3 inch biscuit cutter or glass to cut out as many biscuits as possible.
  • Mush together the scraps and fold them over as described above before rolling out and cutting more biscuits. Continue until out of dough (I usually get about a dozen).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until browned on top.

For the gravy:

  • Brown sausage in a large skillet (if not using sausage, melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux, then add milk).
  • Sprinkle flour over cooked sausage and stir; cook for about 1 minute to get rid of the raw flour taste.
  • Slowly pour in milk, stirring constantly. Cook until it bubbles and thickens - if it's too thick, add more milk to thin.
  • Stir in salt and pepper.
  • Split a biscuit in half and pour gravy over it liberally.
  • Do not make any plans for the rest of the day. Biscuits and Gravy will prevent any productivity.
Keyword brunch, comfort food