A plate with two split biscuits topped with sausage gravy

Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

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These fluffy and tender biscuits are heavenly when covered in a creamy and savory sausage gravy. But be sure to save some to eat with jam and honey for your breakfast dessert!

Cliff Notes:
For Biscuits: Heat baking pan or cast iron skillet in 450° oven for at least 15 minutes.; working quickly and directly on the countertop, mix dry ingredients and buttermilk together until it forms a soft dough; roll or pat to 3/4″ thickness; cut into biscuits; remove hot pan from oven and add in butter to melt; dip each biscuit into butter, then set it, butter-side-up, in the pan; bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
For Sausage Gravy: Brown sausage; mix in flour until fully absorbed by the sausage grease; add milk; cook until thick; season to taste with salt & pepper

Make It Your Own:
– For dinner biscuits, add thyme, cheese, chili powder, jalapenos or garlic
– Use the dough to make a pull-apart bread; dip 1″ pieces into butter and then cinnamon-sugar. Pile into a well-buttered pan and bake at 375° for about 40 minutes or until cooked through
– Use spicy sausage, or use ground beef for a quick and easy dinner biscuits and gravy.

These are the biscuits both my husband and our sons grew up on … a treasured family recipe from his grandmother (Nanny). They are fluffy, tender, and perfectly delicious whether they’re covered in sausage gravy, dripping with honey, or slathered with butter and jam.

The method for making these biscuits is different than most recipes you’ll find – there’s no butter in the dough. All the rise in the biscuits comes from baking powder and the tenderness is from the buttermilk, so there is a trick to making them … you have to move quickly to make, roll, and cut the dough; have a screaming hot oven and pan ready; and be brave. As you put each piece of dough in the pan, you dip it first in hot, melted butter, then snuggle all the pieces together, buttered side up.

If you don’t get them perfect the first time you try, don’t give up … you’ll get it figured out, and the rewards are fluffy, hot biscuits any time you want!

Buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy

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