Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BISCUITS:

  • 2 1/2

    cups flour, plus more for cutter

  • 3 1/2

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1 1/2

    tsp. kosher salt

  • 8

    tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled, plus 2 tbsp. melted

  • 1 1/2

    cups buttermilk

  • FOR THE GRAVY:

  • 2

    slices bacon, finely chopped

  • 8

    oz. pork breakfast sausage

  • 1/2

    cup flour

  • 3

    cups milk

  • 1/2

    cup heavy cream

  • 1

    tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4

    tsp. cayenne

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)

Directions

1. Make the biscuits: Heat oven to 425°. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and whisk to combine. Add butter, and using your fingers, rub mixture together until pea-size crumbles form. Add buttermilk, and stir with a fork until just combined. Transfer to a floured work surface, and gently pat dough into a 6"x4" rectangle, about 1" thick. Dip a 3" round cutter into a bowl of flour, and cut out rounds of dough. Press scraps together, and repeat with remaining dough until you have about 6 rounds. Brush a 9" cake pan with melted butter, arrange biscuits in pan, and brush the tops with butter. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. 2. Make the gravy: Place bacon in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until its fat renders, about 3 minutes. Add sausage and, cook, breaking it into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add flour, and cook, stirring, until for 2 minutes. Add milk and cream, and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until gravy is thickened, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, cayenne, and salt and pepper, and stir until combined. 3. To serve, split biscuits in half, and cover with gravy. Serve with hot sauce, if you like.

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