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Monday, October 25, 2010

Biscuits & Gravy

Hands down, I became addicted to Biscuits and gravy in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Smokey Row was a coffee house that served the most amazing B&G along with a hot and steamy Breve!!!  OH MY!  Ultimate experience right there! :)  While I HAVE NOT mastered their specific "ungiven" recipe, I have found one I like very well.


2 c. flour
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 T white sugar
1/3 c shortening
1 c milk
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture until it looks like piecey.  The flour mix and shortening will be dry and separated. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet (or I ALWAYS use parchment paper on my cookie sheet for ANYTHING I'm baking on it!).  Bake in preheated oven to 425 for 13 to 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

Sausage Gravy:

1 lb breakfast sausage
1/2 c flour
1 t salt
pepper, to taste
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
2-3 c milk

Brown sausage and drain.  To the same pan, add flour, salt and Worcestershire Sauce and coat all the meat.  It will be really pasty and thick.  Still over medium heat add the first 2 cups of milk and continuously stir.  It will start to thicken the longer it's on the burner.  If it's too thick, add more milk about 1/2 c at a time.  It needs to be between thick and thin! :) 

1 comment:

Sarah Heywood said...

Gonna have to try this one! The original Smokey Row restaurant is located about 2 blocks away from my son's school in Pleasantville, Iowa. Do you know how they got their name?