In search for an amazing homemade biscuits and gravy recipe? We've got you covered! We make this Biscuits and Gravy without Sausage recipe probably twice a month. We leave out the sausage in my gravy because it keeps it a little lighter, it's a great option to share with all of our vegetarian friends, and we don't keep breakfast sausage on hand a lot. You could certainly add it to this gravy if you want though!
How do you make biscuits and gravy from scratch?
Easy! I know biscuits can be intimidating, but if you have all the right ingredients they are pretty simple to throw together.
First, it's all about choosing the right flour. Down here in the south, we have access to White Lily's flour which is much finer than your typical all purpose. I swear it's the secret to making delicious biscuits. If you can't find White Lily flour where you are, all purpose flour will work just fine. I make it both ways depending what we have on hand.
To make the biscuits, mix together all your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) in a bowl. Cube a stick of very cold butter and crumble it into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or your hands.
The goal is to mush the butter until it's about the size of peas or until the flour mixture looks like gravel. It doesn't have to be perfect. You want to work quickly so the butter doesn't get too warm.
The next ingredient that makes a huge difference is whole fat buttermilk. You can you low fat buttermilk our whole milk, but they won't taste as rich!
Pour the buttermilk into the bowl and stir everything until a dough starts to form.
Dump the dough onto a heavily floured surface and knead it slightly until it all comes together.
If your hands look like this, the dough is too wet so you'll need to sprinkle on some more flour.
Pat the dough into a 1/2 inch disc, and start cutting out your biscuits! Place them on a lined baking sheet so the edges touch. This will help them rise together. Bake your biscuits in a 450 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Easy!
The gravy is simple as well. Just melt some butter in a pan and stir in flour, pepper, and salt. Gently pour in some whole milk, bring everything up to a simmer, reduce the heat and let it thicken for about 15 minutes. Yum!
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