Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy

Rich creamy gravy, sausage patties and freshly baked biscuits make for a hearty breakfast. Learn how to make this classic dish from the American South.

October 21, 2018

Cuisine

serves for

4

total time

1 HR 15 MIN

ingredients

all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
400 g | 3 cups
sugar
1 tbsp
Baking powder
4 tsp
Baking soda
1 tsp
Fine salt
1 tsp
unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
180g | 3/4 cup
Buttermilk
250 ml
large egg, beaten with 2 tbsp water
1
breakfast sausages
4, hot or mild
all-purposed flour
45 g | 1/3 cup
chicken broth
400 ml
whole milk, more to taste
400 - 500 ml
Heavy cream
2 tbsp
butter, cubed
1 tbsp
Kosher salt
to taste
freshly ground black pepper
to taste
sausage patties
8
fresh strawberries
hulled and halved
fresh greens, optional

Preparation

Step 01

For the biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 220°C (200° fan) | 425F | gas 7. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add butter and rub into flour mixture until it resembles rough breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in buttermilk until it's evenly moistened. Scoop out about 1/4 cup portions of the batter and place on the sheet, spaced apart. Brush with beaten egg wash.
  • Bake biscuits for about 14-18 minutes until golden-brown and puffed. Remove to cooling rack to cool.
Step 02

For the gravy

  • Remove skins from sausage links and discard. Roughly chop sausagemeat and place in a high-sided skillet or heavy-based saucepan set over a medium-moderate heat.
  • Sauté until golden and cooked through, stirring, 5-7 minutes. Remove sausagemeat to a plate using a slotted spoon.
  • Add half the flour to the oil in the skillet, whisking until smooth. Whisk in remaining flour until incorporated.
  • Gradually whisk in chicken broth and then enough milk until the gravy is smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 8-10 minutes; add more milk as needed to achieve right consistency.
  • Return cooked sausagemeat to the gravy and whisk in cream and butter until incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm over a low heat.
Step 03

To serve 

  • Preheat broiler to hot. Arrange sausage patties on a grilling tray and grill until golden-brown all over, 5-7 minutes, turning once.


  • Remove from the grill and arrange on plates. Top with gravy and serve with biscuits, strawberries and lamb's lettuce on the side as a garnish.


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