Buttermilk Biscuits and Homemade Sausage Gravy
6 Tbsp butter
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
¼ tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 lb sage sausage
⅓ cup flour
3-4 cups whole milk
½ tsp seasoned salt
¼ tsp ground thyme
¾-1 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut butter into small cubes. Place the butter on a plate and place in the freezer while you mix the dry ingredients. The butter should be very cold.
In a food processor (or large bowl), sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add the butter to the food processor and pulse to combine, until it looks like coarse crumbs (you could also use a pastry cutter or 2 forks in a large bowl).
Add the butter and flour mixture to a large bowl and make a well in the middle, add the cold buttermilk. Stir until dough is mixed and combined, it will be slightly sticky/tacky.
Turn out the dough onto a floured surface (I use my counter) and pat into a rectangle.
Fold the dough over and onto itself six times, so you end up with a tall square, then pat down to about 1 inch thick.
With a 2 ½ inch round biscuit cutter, push down to cut the dough and pull straight up (remember not to twist!). Leftover scraps can be combined and cut again – but no more than 1 or 2 more times.
Place the biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, almost touching each other, and bake for 12-15 minutes until browned.
After the biscuits are baked, brush tops with melted butter.
Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium high heat, crumbling as it browns (use your potato masher to make it easy).
Reduce the heat to medium low and add in the flour, stirring to combine. Cook for about 1 minute.
Pour in the milk, stirring frequently, until it thickens to your desired consistency.
Add seasoned salt, ground thyme and black pepper and stir to combine.
I say 3 to 4 cups because that all depends on how much gravy you want and how thick you like it. Customize it to your liking :)
Soft and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, perfectly big yet light at the same time, smothered with a creamy homemade sausage gravy... classic down home cooking!
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