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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Homemade Biscuit and Gravy recipe

Homemade Biscuit and Gravy
for biscuits

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. baking powder, preferably homemade (see above)
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside. Put flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl, and whisk to mix. Using fingers or 2 forks, quickly work butter into flour until it is the texture of oatmeal with some larger lumps remaining. Make a well in center of flour, and pour in cream. Stir just until blended. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly but strongly, for 6 or 7 strokes. Roll out dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Using a floured fork, prick surface of dough all over at 1-inch intervals, taking care that fork goes through dough. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter, stamp out dough. Place biscuits close together on baking sheet. Bake in center of oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until biscuits are crusty and are a rich golden brown. Remove from oven, and serve.
*** Store the powder in a tightly sealed container away from sunlight. When cutting out biscuits, don’t twist cutter; cut straight through dough to work surface. This recipe makes 8 biscuits

for gravy

4 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup water
2 cup skim milk or milk
1 substitute
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh sage, crumbled finely

Mix flour and water until smooth and no lumps. Put into medium sauce pan, and heat over medium-high heat until the mixture boils. Reduce heat, stirring constantly, and boil for 4 - 5 minutes. Mixture should be very think and blubbery. Add milk and stir until the mixture is smooth again. Add spices, and return to boil, cooking until it has the consistency of thick gravy.
extra tip:
If you want to make your own baking powder, the formula is very simple: Combine 1/4 cup cream of tartar with 2 tablespoons baking soda, and sift the two together three times.


  1. I am copying for this weekend. Love biscuits.

    Sean the Vampire

  2. Mmmm... sounds yummy. Have you ever added crumbled sausage to your gravy? Or added buttermilk powder to the biscuit recipe? Biscuits & Gravy were my Dad's favorite. Though, I don't think he ever made them.

  3. Awe, Dad always cooked this on the weekend for us. I'll have to try your recipe.


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