A few weeks ago, some longtime Minnesota friends graciously welcomed us for a weekend of boating, grilling, and lots of laughing. We arrived at their home late on a Saturday night, and the friends had filled their rooms with lots of extra made-up beds for our five kiddos and us. So kind! The next morning, we awoke to the most wonderful smells: biscuits baking in the oven and sausage frying on the stove top. Our kids were thrilled! They had only ever had biscuits and gravy at Cracker Barrel and church camp, so this was REALLY a special breakfast.
The biscuits and gravy did not disappoint! The biscuits were light and fluffy and the gravy was creamy, filling, and comforting. Perfect.
Jess shared her recipe with me, and we have since been making it once a week at our house, usually for Sunday lunch. We’ve been doubling the recipe, because it’s just that good. I think we also love this recipe so much because it reminds us of good times spent with good friends.
- For the Biscuits:
- 2 C flour
- 3 t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- ¼ C shortening, butter, or coconut oil
- 1 C milk
- For the gravy:
- ¼ C butter
- ¼ C flour
- 2 C milk (cold)
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage, browned.
- For the biscuits:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the shortening, and stir in the milk.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
- For the gravy:
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat.
- Whisk the flour into the butter. Add the milk and and continue whisking until desired thickness is achieved. Stir in the sausage. (Add a little more milk if the gravy is too thick.)
- Serve immediately over the biscuits.