Biscuits And Gravy Recipe
I love a good biscuits and gravy recipe. Who wouldn’t love some flaky buttery biscuits with warm savory gravy? It only takes 45 minutes, but since there are quite a few steps, it might be a good idea to make this ahead of time.
Servings: 4 servings
For the biscuits
- 1.5 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter frozen
- 1 tbsp vegetable shortening frozen
- 2 tbsp buttermilk blend
- 1/2 cup water ice-cold
- 1 medium egg mixed with 2 tbsp water to make egg wash
For the sausage
- 6 oz 85% lean ground pork
- 3/4 tsp fennel seeds
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1.5 tbsp parsley
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 2 1/2 tsp white wine Sauvignon Blanc
- For the gravy
- 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Marinate the sausage
Mix ingredients for the sausage in a bowl, making sure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the meat.
Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Make the biscuits
While the meat is marinating, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Mix the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
Grate frozen butter and shortening in, and using a fork, gently toss to coat the butter and shortening evenly with flour. Put the bowl in the freezer to keep the butter from melting.
Place the buttermilk in a small bowl. Gradually add cold water (one teaspoon at a time) and mix it well. It’s okay if there are still very small lumps.
Take the flour bowl out and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using a fork, mix it until it comes together as a dry dough. Do not use your hands, as they may melt the butter.
Turn out the dough onto a large sheet of parchment. Cut out another sheet with the same size, and place it on top of the dough. Use a rolling pin and roll the dough out to about 1 inch thick. Do it quickly to keep the dough cold.
Cut the dough sheet into 8 equal pieces. Place them onto a lined baking sheet.
Prepare egg wash and brush the top of each piece of dough. Bake them for 15 minutes. The sausage meat should be done marinating by now.
Prepare the gravy
Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the marinated meat and cook for 2 minutes.
Add salt, pepper and flour. Stir until everything combines.
Pour milk in and simmer for another 3 minutes on low heat. If the sauce looks too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
Take the biscuits out of the oven. If you are plating up, put 2 biscuits on a plate and smother with a small ladle full of gravy.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 3mg