Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Southern Breakfast

One of the things that I came out of the south loving is breakfast. Here is a recipe for biscuits. I don't cook them too often unless I have a crowd but I do love their taste.

Homemade Biscuits

2 cups flour

3 tablespoons of baking powder

2 teaspoons of sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter or margarine

2/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Put butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds or until soft. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until well mixed. I use a cutter utensil that is used for pie crust . Now, add 2/3 cup of milk to the mixture. Mix well. Roll out biscuits to cut or make drop biscuits. Put on un-greased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown depending on the size of your biscuits.

Just for fun, I’ll give you the recipe for my white gravy. This took me a little while to master before it tasted like real southern gravy. Biscuits and gravy are my first choice of splurge foods and once in awhile when you really want to overindulge, you have to throw a little sausage into the mix.

Don’t ask me how many calories are in this. I don’t want to know!

White Gravy

Bacon, keep a couple of teaspoons of the bacon grease for your gravy

2 tablespoons white flour

2-3 cups milk

Salt and Pepper

Fry your bacon and drain on paper towel. Save about 2-3 tablespoons of bacon grease in your skillet. While skillet is still hot, add flour to grease to make rue. Stir constantly to cook the flour and grease thoroughly until bubbly, you want to cook the flour but not burn it. Lower heat and add milk slowly while stirring. Add salt and pepper and keep stirring. The gravy will be thin at first, but it will slowly get thicker. Keep cooking until you get the desired consistency.

Bon Appetit!