Sunday, June 5, 2011

Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Sunday is the day of rest or some would say. I think Sunday’s are a perfect day to try out new recipes. If you are craving something great for breakfast but don’t feel like leaving the house then Biscuits and Gravy are a perfect Sunday treat. Fill up on this delicious treat and you will not need to eat until supper time.

Serving Size 5
Sidebar: To save time you may buy store bought biscuits and cook as directed.

Gravy Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper
1pound medium pork sausage

Biscuit Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

For Biscuits
Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix in the butter. It is the easiest to use your hands to mix the dry ingredients with the butter. Then add in the yogurt. Once well incorporated, put the dough on a lightly floured surface. Kneed into a 3/4 inch thick triangle. Cut into 10 2-inch round circles with a biscuit cutter or glass. Place onto 2 ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

For Sausage Gravy
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Pour in the heavy cream and whole milk into the saucepan and whisk until it starts to boil. Season the gravy with salt and put on low heat. Cover and gently simmer for 20 minutes, whisking occasionally. Simultaneously, cook the sausage per package instructions. Once the gravy has simmered for 20 minutes, stir in the drained, cooked sausage and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined. Pour sausage gravy over biscuits and enjoy!