July 2, 2014

Biscuits and Gravy



My husband's family has a traditional family gravy passed down from generations of male cooks. It's been called "Mormon Gravy" before. But we know it as Grandpa's Gravy.

My mom makes the best biscuits ever. 



Baking Powder Biscuits

3 cups of flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
3/4 Cup butter
1 Cup milk
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 F
Do not grease pan
Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tarter.


Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or a strong fork.


Cut in until crumbly, leaving the lumps.


Make a "well" or hole in the middle. Add milk and egg. Using a fork mix the milk and egg, then start gathering in the sides of flour mixture.


Stir until just mixed, leaving lumps.


Flour the counter and roll out. Use some extra flour to keep it from sticking to your hands.


Cut into pieces about an inch and a half in size. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes.


Let cool in pan a few minutes then remove to cooling rack or eat hot.




Grandpa Orton's Gravy

1/4 Cup bacon grease, butter, and or shortening, or a mixture.
1/4 Cup flour
1-2 Cups milk
Browned sausage
Salt and Pepper to taste

Melt grease in pan.


When the grease starts to sizzle add the flour and stir well.


Cook flour until browned.


Start adding milk. You may need more or less, depending on how thick you like your gravy.



Add the browned sausage, salt and pepper.


Serve over biscuits.




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