I made Pioneer Woman's Sausage Gravy and Biscuits the other day for dinner. They were so easy, which was good cause I was in a rush. In such a rush that I forgot to take a picture.
Please head over to the Pioneer Woman's blog to see what I'm talking about.
one I made from Alton Brown.
Now, the biscuits. They were not Mrblocko's favorite.
You see they were drop biscuits.
OMG. They were the easiest biscuits this side of popping open a can.
But Mrblocko didn't particularly care for them!!!
See this is another new thing I learned about Mrblocko. (I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing that I keep learning all these new likes and dislikes after nearly 12 years of marriage.) He likes flaky, not crumbly biscuits. The more like a croissant, the better. Me, I don't think it matters as I'm letting the bread get all soaked in delicious sausage gravy.
Drop Biscuits with Sausage Gravy from Pioneer Woman
3 c Flour
2 T Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt
1-1/2 stick (3/4 C) Cold Butter, cut in pieces
1-1/4 c Buttermilk
1 lb Breakfast Sausage, Hot Or Mild
1/3 c Flour
4 c Whole Milk (I used skim)
1/2 t Seasoned Salt
2 t Pepper, More To Taste
Biscuits: 400 F. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to bowl of food processor. Add butter pieces and pulse til butter completely cut into flour mix. While pulsing drizzle in buttermilk til dough just comes together and is no longer crumbly. Drop in clumps on 2 sheets, bake 15-17 min, til golden brown. (Optional: Brush with melted butter when biscuits first come out of oven.)
Gravy: Tear sausage into small pieces and place on single layer in lg skillet. Cook over med high til browned. Reduce heat to med-low. Sprinkle half flour and stir so sausage soaks it all up, then add a little more until just before sausage looks too dry. Stir and cook it for a minute or so. Slowly pour in the milk, stirring constantly. Cook til it thickens. Stir frequently for about 10-12 min. Add salt and pepper. Cook til thick. Add more milk if gets too thick too soon (1/2 c milk or more as needed). Taste and adjust seasonings.
Spoon sausage gravy over warm biscuits and serve immediately!