Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy

Sometimes, especially on Saturday mornings, we all feel like a little taste of good ol' traditional American food and having breakfast together before the day gets really busy is a great way to start the day. For me and my husband, it is also a reminder of Bible College bus breakfast when we would look forward to when a special lady was making biscuits and gravy for the college students. Her biscuit making skills made her as famous with the students as her bright smile and sharp sense of humor. Now that this dear lady is in Heaven, I love to pull out this hand-written recipe which she shared with me just after my husband and I were married and make them for our family.

Just a random photo of what looks like canned biscuits. Not the ones you
would see if you make this recipe. :)

Homemade Biscuits

 2 cups of flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening (cut in)
1 cup milk

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a fork or pastry blender. Add milk. Mix all ingredients together lightly with a fork. (**Remember, the secret to fluffy biscuits is to NOT overmix them.) Dump moistened ingredients onto lightly floured counter or mat to be cut out using a circular biscuit cutter. Once cut in circles, gently place the biscuits onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius until golden brown, approx.12-15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack while you make the gravy. 

**This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits

White breakfast gravy

1 Liter milk
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. ground sage
salt and pepper to taste

Pour 1 liter of milk into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until it is warm (check it with a finger dip). Whisk in the flour, ground sage, and salt and pepper. Continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken. Add more milk until gravy reaches desired thickness.

1 comment:

Joyful said...

I'm Canadian and never had biscuits and gravy. It certainly looks delicious!