Monday, November 28, 2011

Farenheit 450: The Temperature at Which Biscuits Cook

I wish my high tech oven let me select 451* Farenheit. Then I would have had the perfect recipe for a Ray Bradbury breakfast book group! But seeing as how my oven only adjusts by intervals of five, 450* will just have to do.
Preheated oven.
The recipe I'm sharing with you all today is Squire's favorite breakfast. Before we were married, I had never made Biscuits and Gravy. Boy, are those days long gone! I found a recipe on Allrecipes, altered the heck out of it, and now have the perfect scratch recipe for Biscuits and Gravy.
Scratch Drop Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Drop Biscuit Ingredients (makes 12 small biscuits)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 TBL. butter, melted
  • 1 cup and 1 TBL. milk
 Gravy Ingredients
  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 2 TBL. butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 450* Farhenheit (or 451* if you're hosting the awesome book group ;) ) In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients then stir in wet. Drop by spoonfuls on to a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a very light golden brown.

Biscuits, ready to bake.
These are the finished biscuits right out of the oven. The tips are just barely browning, the bottoms are golden brown. Though, they still look pretty white. I love them like this. They are nice and fluffy with just enough crunchy texture. You can cook them even longer if you want them more crunchy than soft.

Finished biscuits.
2. While biscuits are cooking, cook sausage until no longer pink. Add butter. 

 When melted, stir in flour until evenly coated.
 When the sausage is evenly coated with the flour,
 Add the milk. Boil about 2 minutes. Adding salt and pepper to taste.

Perfectly thickened gravy. Our gravy is always just a tad runny. If you prefer thicker gravy, simply add less milk.

 3. Serve gravy over warm biscuits.

Be sure to have some pepper ready for additional sprinkling. This is a man's meal. ;) Enjoy!

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