Monday, May 9, 2011

Sausage Gravy with Biscuits

This is a hearty breakfast favorite. Biscuits served with hot sausage gravy are a sure way to stay satisfied until your next meal. 

          Source:   All recipes

  • 1 pound sausage roll
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 9 prepared biscuits ( recipe follows)

  • Method

  • Crumble and cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat until browned. Stir in flour and garlic powder until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. Cook gravy until thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot over biscuits. Refrigerate leftovers.

  • Biscuits

  • Source:  Joy of Baking

  • 1/2 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 tablespoon (14 grams) granulated white sugar (optional)
    1/2 cup (113 grams) cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
    3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
    1 large egg, lightly beaten


    1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (use pastry blender, two knives, or fingertips). Add the milk and slightly beaten egg and stir until just combined. (The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy.)
  • Place mixture on a lightly floured surface.Knead the dough gently until it comes together and is a smooth dough.
  • Roll out dough to about a 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thickness. Cut out biscuits with a lightly floured round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the beaten egg and milk mixture and bake for about 10 -15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the biscuit comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.
  • Makes about 10 - 2 1/2 inch (6 cm) biscuits

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