The Baker Upstairs: Biscuits and Gravy

6.25.2018

Biscuits and Gravy

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This delicious biscuits and gravy recipe is so easy to make, and so filling. It's a hearty breakfast that the whole family will love!

This delicious biscuits and gravy recipe is so easy to make, and so filling. It's a hearty breakfast that the whole family will love!

Did you grow up eating biscuits and gravy? It's one of those foods that somehow I never tried until I was well into adulthood. My mom wasn't one for making biscuits, and I can probably count on one hand the number of times that she served pork when I was a kid, so biscuits and gravy were pretty much off the table. I tried them for the first time when my husband and I were on vacation a few years after we were married, and I was shocked by how delicious they were! Since then, they've been something fun that I order occasionally when we go out to eat, but I had never made them at home until now. I used my favorite trusty never-fail biscuit recipe, whipped up a quick sausage gravy, and we were all set!

This delicious biscuits and gravy recipe is so easy to make, and so filling. It's a hearty breakfast that the whole family will love!

Now, if you grew up eating biscuits and gravy, and you have a fantastic family recipe that has been passed down through the generations, this recipe probably can't compete. But if you, like me, are just learning how to make them and need a good solid recipe to start with, this one is perfect! It's simple and quick, and pretty much foolproof. I used a roll of Jimmy Dean pork sausage (mostly because that's what was available at Target), but you could use any type of fresh sausage. I'm sure turkey sausage or even vegetarian sausage would work well. Feel free to adjust the salt and pepper to suit your taste, and you could easily add red pepper flakes if you want to spice it up a little. I was making it for my children, who think breakfast sausage is a little too spicy, so I kept the spice level pretty minimal. These biscuits and gravy are so delicious and filling, and we are definitely going to make them again and again!

This delicious biscuits and gravy recipe is so easy to make, and so filling. It's a hearty breakfast that the whole family will love!
Biscuits and Gravy

for the biscuits:
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
3/4 cup buttermilk

for the gravy:
1 pound pork sausage
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture, and toss to coat. Pour in the buttermilk and mix just until the dough comes together. (Be careful not to over-mix!) Pat the dough out to an even layer, about one inch thick, on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough into thirds, as though you are folding a letter. Pat the dough out again until it is about one inch thick. Cut into circles using a biscuit cutter or small cup. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

While the biscuits are cooking, make the gravy. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and mix to combine. Cook 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, stirring to prevent lumps. Whisk in the salt and pepper, then cook until thickened. To serve, spoon the gravy over the warm biscuits and serve immediately.
This delicious biscuits and gravy recipe is so easy to make, and so filling. It's a hearty breakfast that the whole family will love!

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