Time for some home cookin’ y’all.
Recipe and reaction comin’ up.Buttermilk Biscuit recipe drawn from Epicurious
1.5 cups flour
2tbl baking powder
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
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.