So, I totally contemplated making my breakfast fav — fried rice & eggs — but I didn’t have any leftover rice in the fridge. Damn diet! I could have made some fresh rice, but FR&E just tastes better with leftover rice. I don’t know why, maybe it’s a mental thing, or it’s just what my mom always did. Anyway, I needed to come up with a plan ‘cuz today is my birthday and I wanted to indulge big time…and what better way to indulge than by making homemade biscuits with sausage gravy and scrambled eggs. Yum!
Ok, so I’m not known for my baking skills. I can make a mean apple pie and flan, but that’s about it. Everything else I usually bake comes out dry or burns. This is an issue, since I’ve always prided myself to be a good cook. And part of being a good cook is knowing how to bake! This is why for the past couple weeks I’ve been testing out pie crusts, and I’ve finally gotten it down to an art. But that’s besides the point, ‘cuz now I want to be able to make light fluffy bread products like biscuits!
My fridge is a bit empty, so I needed a recipe that used plain ‘ol milk and that I could do in the food processor since my hands tend to be on the warm side. I went online, Googled “food processor biscuits”, and found Kitchen Mage with her simple, flaky biscuit recipe.
2 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup very cold butter
1 cup very cold milk
- Preheat oven to 450°
- Place flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in food processor and pulse for a few seconds to combine.
- Cut butter into small pieces and add to food processor. Pulse half a dozen times and check for the size of the butter pieces. Repeat if necessary until the butter is in pieces roughly the size of peas.
- Put flour mixture in a mixing bowl and add the cold milk. Toss together gently until barely combined. I use the little white plastic tool in the picture to lift the dough from the side of the bowl and dump it on top of the rest of the dough.
- As soon as the dough holds together, turn it out on a lightly floured counter. Gently “knead” the dough a few strokes until it is a mostly a cohesive ball.
- Roll the dough into a rectangle 1/2-3/4 inch thick, depending on how tall you like your biscuits. Cut into 2 inch circles, you should get ~6, and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (See note about leftover dough.)
- Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes. Butter and eat while still warm.
While the biscuits were baking, I started to make the gravy.
by my dad
1/2 tube of breakfast sausage
1/4 cup flour
3 or so cups of milk
salt & pepper to taste
1. On medium heat cook the sausage.
2. In a bowl, mix the flour, milk, salt & pepper. This ensures no lumps!
3. Once the sausage is browned, add the flour & milk mixture to the pan and turn up the heat.
4. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes, and turn down the heat and let simmer until it looks and tastes yummy!
Now plate up and eat! If you have chives, dice some up to add color. I was too lazy to go into the garden to get some, plus I was just going to eat it so it didn’t have to look pretty.
I like to eat on small plates since it makes me feel less guilty and a little bit healthy