Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

My great grandma and great aunt are famous for their biscuits. I can remember visiting my great Aunt Mary and having the most delicious spread every morning for breakfast. The favorite being biscuits and gravy with a frozen peach mixture. Now this isn’t her recipe but it always reminds me of how good she would make it!! I recently visited her and saw some pictures of my great grandparents and family. It was so neat to see those and hear some of the stories behind them. Haha I think little W gets his big head and body from the Meek side!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk (can use regular milk, but since it’s thinner you’ll need to use less. Start by adding 1 cup and add more as needed)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray an 8″ square baking pan or pie pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt 1 stick of butter OR melt butter in the oven in the baking dish. Once butter is melted, just make sure it ends up in the prepped baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour in milk and stir until it forms a loose, sticky dough.
  • Press dough into baking dish that has melted butter in it. You will probably need to use your hands to evenly press it in. There might be butter still coming up on top of the dough-that’s fine.
  • Use a hot, sharp, knife to cut the dough into 9 squares or 8 pie pieces.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Rotate the pan. Bake 5-10 more minutes. If at any point while baking the butter is bubbling and browning, just use a paper towel to dab it up. (This will almost definitely happen, just check on it frequently and dab away!)
  • Biscuits are done when golden brown and spring back from touch.

Sausage Gravy

Ingredients

  • 4-5 precooked sausage patties
  • 1/4-1-3 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Milk

Directions

I never really measure with this recipe. It’s a go with the flow kind of recipe and so the amounts of ingredients may vary.

  • Dice up the precooked sausage patties into small pieces. Cook in a medium size sauce pan.
  • When there is a tiny bit of sausage fat in the pan and the sausage is a brown color, add the flour until all the fat is soaked up by the flour. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  • Slowly add milk in small doses. Each time stir constantly to incorporate into the gravy. You want to add enough milk that you get a thick gravy, remember that it sets up when cooled.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over biscuits!
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