Thursday, February 25, 2010

USA - Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

My boyfriend is from Tennessee so I've already tried this southern breakfast food. I decided to make this for my Dad to try, to reward him for coming over to fix my back gate.


For the Biscuits:

* 2 cups flour
* 6 tbls butter
* 0.75 cups milk
* 1 tbls baking powder
* 0.25 tsp salt

For the Sausage Gravy:

* 4-5 sausages
* 2 tbls lard
* 3 tbls flour
* 1.5 cups milk
* salt and pepper

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl for the biscuits. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the bowl.

Rub the butter into the flour using the tips of your fingers. If you use your hands the butter will melt too fast and it won't work. The aim is to make the flour look like breadcrumbs and for all the butter to be in the flour.

Next, add the milk and stir with a metal spoon until all the mixture clumps together. Now you can get your hands in there and knead the mixture together gently. Form into a ball and take out of the bowl onto a floured surface. Roll it out and cut into circles. You can make around 12 biscuits with this recipe.

Place the circles onto a greased tray and put into the oven for 15 minutes at Gas Mark 7.

Now it's time to make the gravy. First take the skin off the sausages and break them up into small pieces. I rolled mine into little balls. Cook them in a pan until cooked and browned.

Take them out of the pan onto some kitchen paper to drain. Add 1-2 tablespoons of lard to the pan, depending on how much fat drained from the sausage. When it's melted, add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir. Slowly add the milk a bit at a time stirring constantly. The gravy will thicken up as you keep stirring and adding milk. Once it's to a thicken you like, add the sausage balls and salt/pepper to taste.

Put 3 biscuits onto a plate and spoon over the sausage gravy. Then enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, I'll have to make these for my family sometime. I love how easy they are to make and how fantastic they taste!