Thursday, 16 October 2008
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!