Saturday, May 7, 2011

Biscuits & Gravy

biscuits & gravy are a Whiting Family classic. i am sad to say that i had never heard the term before. when i relayed that fact to my new in-laws, once the appalled gasping ended, they cooked up a batch just for me. i was heartily in heaven.
the best country home meal, and so simple!

4cups flour
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 1/3cup milk

preheat oven to 425. mix in a large bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.
next grab your pastry cutter (a potato masher will do) and add shortening, eggs and milk.
 drop tablespoon-sized biscuits onto sprayed pan, and bake for 11-12 mins (or until golden brown. but i think you knew that). 

while the biscuits are baking it's time to start the gravy!
1 package bacon or sausage 
(it's your choice, trav prefers bacon but i prefer sausage, try both!)
1 cup flour
milk (lots. of. milk.)
Lawry's seasoning salt

First, cook bacon. You can make it as soft or crunchy as you like! Once cooked, drain all the fat (add the appropriate "ewwww" when prompted). Then return pan to stove on medium heat and add one cup of flour. Be sure to mix and don't stop! The flour burns easily. Mix and cook until flour becomes a light goldy color (maybe more off-white. haa i'm so profesh, right?). Next add the milk, pour into the pan until it reaches halfway up the pan. It's a lot of trial and error, so keeping mixing and adding milk until it's the consistency you want. less milk = thick, more milk = less thick.

once it's all done & done crumble the biscuits and coat with gravy! 
bon appetite (or whatever!)

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