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Biscuits and gravy Recipe

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2 cup all purpose flour
21/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup whole milk


6 to 8 slices bacon, or 1/4 lb country sausage
1/4 cup or so sifted fine flour, or "Wondra," Gravy flour.
6 to 8 cups whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook Bacon or sausage till well done saving grease in pan to make a rue.
Remove meat from pan, and add sifted flour or Wondra to grease over Medium heat.
Stir in flour till grease is saturated and bubbles, about a minute.
Add whole milk and stir constantly over medium heat till gravy begins to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Lower heat to low, and continue to simmer 10 to 20 minutes, or until gravy starts to get thick. Keep on very low heat until biscuits are ready, gravy will get thicker as it cools.

Pre-heat oven to 475.
In a large bowl, add 2 cups flour, 21/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, Sift together or mix well with fork.
Cut very cold butter up into small slices and add to flour mix. with your hands mix butter into flour until butter is well incorporated, like dime sized crumbles.
Make a well in center of mix and add 3/4 cup whole milk, mix until just moistened.
On a lightly floured board, turn out mix and fold together and roll out three times to mix the biscuits together well. the less you handle them, the fluffier they will be. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and cut out with a three inch biscuit cutter.
Place biscuits on baking sheet with sides touching, bake at 475 for 11 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My girls were raised up on my biscuits and gravy, they still bug me to make them for them, and probably always will. Bacon makes the best gravy, but I like the taste of the sausage. If I have bacon grease in the fridge, I use that and cook sausage to add to the finished gravy.




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