Biscuits and Gravy

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This popular breakfast classic is commonly seen in diners and is a morning staple in the southern United States. A good gravy is key, and I’m not talking about a cheap powdered gravy that comes in a packet. Good gravy comes from good meat, and sausage is our meat of choice. Biscuits are the vessel that will carry this succulent gravy into your heart, and in turn, your arteries. These biscuits are fluffy and when they have been further softened by the gravy, they become an ideal easy-to-chew breakfast. Try eating it with eggs and an ice cold glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.



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    Biscuits and Gravy

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    Course: Breakfast
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 4


    • Rolling Pin
    • round cookie cutter
    • skillet


    Biscuit Ingredients

    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ cup shortening
    • ¼ cup butter
    • ¾ cup milk

    Gravy Ingredients

    • 1 pound breakfast sausage
    • cup flour
    • 4 cups milk
    • salt and pepper to taste


    Biscuit Instructions

    • Get your oven preheating to 450° F.  In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Chop up the shortening and butter into 1/4 inch cubes and add to the four mixture, use two forks to further break the shortening down until the mixture turns into crumbs.
    • Add the milk to the mixture while stirring, keep stirring until it forms a soft/sticky dough.
    • Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out, it will become less sticky as your roll it. Roll it into a 1/2 inch thick sheet and use your most trusted cookie cutter to cut out your biscuits. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for about 10 minutes, until biscuits are a golden brown.

    Gravy Instructions

    • In a pan or a skillet, break up the sausage into small pieces. On medium-high heat, cook the sausage until browned all the way through. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add half of the flour, let the sausage soak it up, then sprinkle the rest of the flour, little by little, and stir it for about a minute. Add the milk while stirring constantly.
    • Continue to cook until the gravy thickens (It can take a while, like 10-ish minutes) Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Top Biscuits with the gravy and serve while hot!
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    Easy To Chew

    Biscuits and Gravy are moist, have multiple solid textures, and can be processed into bite sized pieces without extensive chewing.

    If you require a pureed texture, biscuits and gravy can easily be pureed. Add plenty of gravy to the biscuits until they are soft and fully saturated. Then run the cooked gravy through a blender or food processor until fully smooth. Top the biscuits with the gravy and enjoy!

    It has been shown that poor oral health is a contributing factor to involuntary weight loss in elderly people. If you have dentures or dental problems, you are more likely to suffer from involuntary weight loss. So are you or someone you know losing weight because of dental problems? Biscuits and Gravy can help. Sometimes a little fat and an increased calorie intake can be a good thing!

    What if you want to eat biscuits and gravy but you don’t have time to make it from scratch? You can take a shortcut and just use Bisquick for the biscuits. They are super quick and taste pretty good! You could also get the powdered country gravy that comes in packets at the store. It won’t have the same amount of character as homemade gravy, but it can still get the job done!

    Any cookie cutter or biscuit form will do. I am a fan of round biscuits, call me crazy but I think they taste better. Click HERE to see a solid set of round biscuit cutters.

    These are great biscuit cutters!

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