Post by chief_cook2 on Aug 17, 2005 16:17:03 GMT -6
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
3 cups self-rising soft wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 1/4 cups buttermilk Butter or margarine, melted Sausage Gravy
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times. Roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F for 12 mins or until golden. Brush tops with butter. Split biscuits open; serve with Sausage Gravy. Yields 12 to 14 servings.
1/2 pound ground pork sausage 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 1/4 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Brown sausage in a skillet, stirring until it crumbles. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Set sausage aside. Add butter to drippings; heat over low heat until butter melts. Add flour, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in seasonings and sausage. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Yields 3 3/4 cups.
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