Biscuits & gravy are one of my favorite breakfasts! I didn’t grow up having them, but when I was finally introduced I knew it was meant to be 😉 Dave & I went on vacation one time to Dallas/Fort Worth and I literally ate biscuits & gravy EVERY SINGLE MORNING for the entire week. That’s how obsessed I was, k? Now, unfortunately, I don’t eat them every single morning anymore, but I’m pretty sure I could.
You can cheat & buy Pillsbury biscuits here and I completely won’t judge. However, I love a good homemade biscuit. I made my dough & I use my hands to flatten it out (it’s more homemade that way). Then I use a cup to cut the circles for my biscuits.
Place your biscuit rounds on an ungreased cookie sheet.
and you’ll open your oven to discover fluffy yummy smelling and tasting biscuits!
I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Now there’s a LOT of ways to make gravy. Three things you definitely need: fat, milk, flour. The rest is completely up to you. Sometimes I make pepper gravy with just butter, milk, and flour. Other times I make duck bacon with duck fat I saved. Most of the time I use bacon grease or, if you really love sausage, you can make a sausage gravy!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
¾ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 450
- In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour milk into flour mixture while stirring with a fork. Mix in milk until dough is soft, moist and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and toss with flour until no longer sticky. Roll dough out into a ½ inch thick sheet and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter. Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting procedure.
- Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
*Recipe from All Recipes
I save my leftover grease when I make bacon. This leftover fat is actually from duck bacon! (Side note – If you’ve never had duck bacon…. you’re SERIOUSLY missing out).
Add 1 heaping spoonful of fat, milk, pepper, green onion, and a sprinkle of some seasonings (if you so choose) to a saucepan.
On low/med heat, whisk together the ingredients. Whisk in your flour.
Keeping your saucepan on low/medium heat, your gravy will begin to try to boil & thicken. That’s it! You’re done! You can keep your gravy on low heat until your biscuits are ready.
1 ½ c milk
1 green onion
Sprinkle garlic powder
½ tsp black pepper
2 heaping tbsp flour
Add all of ingredients to medium sauce pan. Whisk until combined. On low/med heat allow gravy to thicken. If too thick, add more milk. If not thick enough, add more flour (½ tablespoon at a time).