Farmhouse Biscuits & Gravy

Farm fresh milk and eggs make the best biscuits and gravy.  It is a quick cheap meal to make for your family and it is very filling.

Jamie’s Fluffy Biscuits:

2 cups flour

4 tsp. Baking powder

3 tsp. Sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 c. shortening

1 Farm Fresh Egg

2/3 c. Fagan Family Farm Milk

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead 20 times.  Roll to 3/4 in. thickness; cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place on lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.  Yield: 1 dozen. (For our large family we definitely double this recipe.)

 

Fresh eggs make fluffy biscuits.

Fresh eggs make fluffy biscuits.

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How to make gravy...

I don't have a recipe for gravy.  I just dump everything in and make it, but I will explain to you what I do.  

First, I brown a package of sausage in a skillet. When it is no longer pink, I remove the meat from the skillet. 

While on medium heat, I add a stick of butter to the skillet to melt. After the butter is melted, I pour in our fresh Jersey milk. Be sure to add the cream. The cream will not only add lots of flavor, but your gravy will thicken quicker.  Quickly, before the milk heats up, add 1/2 cup of flour and whisk to remove all lumps. Keep whisking until gravy becomes thick.  Add your sausage and sprinkle in some salt and pepper. 

Pour the gravy over a biscuit or two and enjoy this comfort food.

This is a fast meal that your family can enjoy for breakfast or even for supper.  If you've never made homemade biscuits and gravy, don't be afraid to try it.  It really is fairly simple to make and your family will love it.