I know I've told you all that I am not a baker. The more I think about that statement, I need to clarify. I am a LAZY baker. I do bake as I've shown you on this blog. I've shared Streusel Topped Pumpkin Bread with Apples, Blueberry and Lemon Scones and Beer Bread to name a few, so I do bake. What I should be saying is that I only bake things that don't involve a lot of elbow grease. I don't do beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes. I just don't have the patience for all that detail work. I don't roll out pie crusts, thank goodness for my husband who makes a beautiful crust! Because of the whole rolling out thing, I don't do traditional biscuits either. (Again, thanks to the chief biscuit maker in our house, my hubby!) However, I will do a drop biscuit. As far as I'm concerned, a drop biscuit is the best of both worlds, easy and tasty! I actually prefer a drop biscuit when eating biscuits and gravy. I love the bumps and grooves that the gravy can get into. Biscuits & gravy is a favorite of our family in the cool fall and winter months.
Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy
For the Biscuits:
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1 cup milk (can use buttermilk if preferred)
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar and salt. Stir in the melted butter and milk. Stir until just combined. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-12 minutes until lightly browned.
For the Gravy:
1 pound ground sausage
1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper (we like pepper, you might start with 1/4 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon Frank's, optional (actually, this is not optional in my family!)
In a large skillet, over medium high heat, brown sausage. Turn the heat to medium and add the flour. Continue cooking for a minute. Slowly add the milk, rubbed sage, salt, pepper and Frank's. Turn up the heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat a simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened.
Spoon over biscuits and dig in!
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Our very own Weekend Potluck
Six Sisters' Stuff Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party
Everyday Mom's Meal Meals Church Supper