Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Time for some home cookin’ y’all.

Recipe and reaction comin’ up.Buttermilk Biscuit recipe drawn from Epicurious

1.5 cups flour
1tbl sugar
2tbl baking powder
1/2tsp salt
1/2tsp baking soda
3/4 stick chilled butter, cut into 1/4 in. pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl to blend. Using fingertips, rub 3/4 cup chilled butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and stir until evenly moistened. Using 1/4 cup dough for each biscuit, drop biscuits onto baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until biscuits are golden brown on top, about 15 minutes.

Sausage gravy recipe pulled from the Bobby Flay and the Food Network

12oz hot bulk sausage
2tbl flour
1/4 gallon milk (I used soy milk)
salt/pepper to taste

In a large pot, add sausage and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove sausage and cook flour in the remaining grease for 1 minute.  Mix sausage with flour and cook over medium-high heat until the sausage is well-coated with the flour. Add milk and stir until desired thickness and add salt and pepper, to taste.

-So no surprise here, but this is basically heart attack food.  It is rich, it is delicious, and it makes you feel like taking a 4 hour nap while your heart stops beating.  After one biscuit I felt heavy, after two I could barely move.  As far as actually preparing the food, I would recommend being very careful with your measurements.  As usual with my attempts at making bread, I wound up with too much flour and had to add extra buttermilk and knead for longer in order to finish the dough, leaving the bread denser than I would have liked.  The gravy was pretty thick as well, but it only really required a small dash of extra milk to thin out.

Basically, this is something you eat if you’re willing to follow up with a month of rice and veggies to apologize to your body.  A meal that tastes great, but you definitely pay for it.

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