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Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

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Beverly Watson
Added: Friday, December 29, 2006


(Biscuits) 3 1/2 c Flour,
1 1/2 c Milk,
2/3 c Shortening,
5 tsp. Baking Powder,
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
(Gravy) 1/4 c Sausage or Bacon grease,
Salt to taste,
Pepper to taste,
Sage to taste,
Red Pepper powder to taste.
Flour and

*Biscuits* Preheat oven to 450F. Mix dry ingredients and
cut in shortening. Add Milk and mix. Pour dough onto a flat
surface dusted with flour. Knead the dougn well if you like
fluffy biscuits (or just spoon dough out for "drop biscuits").
Cut out the biscuits using your favorite jelly jar. Dust the rim
with flour to prevent sticking. You can grease the pan, but
I've never found this to be necessary. Bake for 12 -15
minutes. The biscuits are just an excuse to eat gravy. Here
is the most important part!
*Gravy* Add flour to your grease (from sausage cooked in a
iron skillet) until it starts to become thick and there are no
signs of liquid grease, but not so much it gets doughy. Add
salt, pepper, sage, red pepper and brown the rue. When the
flour turns reddish brown (be careful not to burn it), Add Milk
to make about 4 - 6 cups of gravy. Turn the heat up until the
gravy begins to boil and stir until it begins to thicken. Taste to
see if it needs additional spices or salt. Slather on your
golden brown biscuits and enjoy. (Don't forget your dentures
when you're done!) Optional - add your spices to the grease
before adding the flour and cook them in the grease. This can
bring out the flavors to there fullest potential.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
According to Mary, the biscuits they used to make did not have
shortening in them. When she was away from home and wanted
to make biscuits, she got out a cookbook and started using
shortening then. So, try making some with out shortening and
see what happens.




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