If that doesn't make you "Ooh and Aah" you're not human. And in that case, please contact Kaston because he happens to love the X-Files and would love to meet an alien. But for the rest of you normal people out there that have some rumbly tummies at the sound of homemade biscuits and gravy, I've got a good one for you.
When we first moved to Boston we started this great Sunday tradition of having homemade biscuits and gravy every Sunday morning. And it was wonderful. But then...we got lazy. And the whole Sunday biscuits and gravy thing sadly slipped away.
But it's back! That extra hour of sleep this morning put me in good shape to get up and get to cooking before the days activities were set to begin. Living with two incredibly late sleepers I never have company at breakfast. But this morning with the smell of sausage, gravy, hot biscuits, and fresh brewed coffee I was able to pull those two out of bed without so much as a grumble. That being said, I believe that these biscuits and gravy could raise one from the grave.
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy...
with sausage patties
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Sausage patties
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- Salt and pepper
|1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Remember: using fresh baking powder and baking soda is key to making yummy biscuits! So if your powder and soda are getting pretty old...toss 'em out!|
|2. Cut up 2 tablespoons of butter. Add butter and 2 tablespoons of shortening to the dry ingredients. Using your hands, mix until it has the consistency of crumbs.|
|4. With a 2 inch cutter, cut out 12 biscuits. My circle cutter is M.I.A. so we got star biscuits this morning!|
|5. Reform scrap dough to continue cutting. Try to work with it as little as possible! Messing with it too much makes the biscuits less fluffy.|
|6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.|
|8. Grab those babies out of the oven.|
|9. Soft flaky goodness.|
|10. Time to assemble. Break open your biscuits.|
|11. Throw in the sausage.|
|12. Smother in gravy. And then add another spoonful.|
|13. Grab some coffee and dig in!|
|Just in case you didn't believe me that I got these two out of bed at 9 am!|