Thursday, 16 October 2008

Biscuits


OK, I have done it. I have made biscuits and sausage gravy. I followed Nikky's directions for buttermilk biscuits figuring that this is a woman who gets paid to make biscuits therefore she has to be pretty good. I did go directly against her instructions by using half wholemeal flour (my husband thinks white flour is the scourge of society and usually moans if I bake with it)and I didm't cut out neat circles, I just patted it out and cut it (half recipe) into 4 nice biscuits.

And you know what? Divine. Light, fluffy and perfect. And then I went and ruined it with the sausage gravy. I could see that biscuits with a brown gravy made from stock would be tasty, but milk gravy? Really? The bites of sausage (and green tomato) that I started with were delicious, but then the gravy just tasted like peppery bechamel.

I have been told that I am more than welcome to make the biscuits anytime - especially with bacon and eggs - but not the gravy. It was a learning experience!

12 comments:

SSS said...

It certainly looks.......interesting!

kat said...

I think it looks so good too what a bummer. Well at least you have conquered the biscuits!

Nikki said...

Oh! This is divine! I'm so glad the biscuits turned out for you! The gravy...do you see why I was 20 years old before I tried it? It's always touch and go with adding the gravy to perfectly fine biscuits. Hooray to the addition of wheat flour. Good job, my friend!

kittie said...

I like the biscuit idea - but had similarly difficult time wrapping my head around the milk gravy concept. Your biscuits do look fabulous though!!

Peter M said...

Oh no you didn't...this is yum. I've only had this in a diner and I too want to make it...fast track to the bypass! lol

Sam said...

At least the biscuits turned out well, and they do look really good!

Esi said...

Glad the biscuits turned out well...they look and sound like they would be good with the eggs and bacon

Darius T. Williams said...

Oh - it's okay - good gravy takes practice. It took me a while before I was able to get it...once you do, you'll love it always. those biscuits look great too!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

MrOrph said...

What great biscuits!

I do like gravy with mine from time to time. It is sad that you didn't find it good.

hot garlic said...

Haha, they got you! This is hilarious. Sorry they were ruined with the gravy! And the addition of wholemeal sounds divine.

alexandra's kitchen said...

I think buttermilk is the key to great biscuits! they would be awesome indeed with eggs and bacon

Foodycat said...

SSS - interesting is the word. I think roast chicken with cauliflower cheese is the only beige-r plate of food.

Kat - the biscuits were a definite upside!

Nikki - I had to make them again the next day. Your recipe is a dream!

Kittie - I think I must have done something wrong; not the right seasoning in my sausage or something.

Peter - the biscuits are pretty healthy...

Thanks Sam!

Esi - in a couple of days I will show you how good they were with bacon & eggs!

Darius - I don't know that I will bother. But the biscuits are with me for life!

Mr Orph - what do you do to your gravy to make it taste good? A million Americans can't be wrong (oh wait - 8 years of Dubya...)

Garlic - the wholemeal was wonderful! Wouldn't do it any other way.

Ali - I may have to keep buttermilk on hand at all times!

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