Buttermilk Biscuits with Gravy

I LOVE biscuits and gravy but I am not a big sausage fan. This is the perfect solution! Another Paula Deen fav…
These biscuits are wonderful too all on their own.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
Milk gravy, recipe follows

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork until it looks like cornmeal. Add the milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until well mixed.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly two or three times. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch cutter.
Place the biscuits in a greased iron skillet (I made mine of a baking sheet). Gently press down top of biscuits. Brush the biscuits with half the melted butter. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Brush the hot biscuits with the remaining butter. Split the biscuits in half and ladle milk gravy over the hot biscuits.

Milk Gravy:

1/4 cup bacon grease
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk warm
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons melted butter

Heat bacon grease in a cast iron skillet (a standard skillet also works fine). Add the flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly about 1 minute. Add the warm milk slowly and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and stir, until thickened, about 5 minutes, adding milk as necessary to control the thickness. Season the gravy with salt and pepper. Serve hot over biscuits.

3 comments on “Buttermilk Biscuits with Gravy

  1. Hi Laura,
    Just stumbled across your site, it’s adorable! Love the look and feel here. Great recipes 🙂 Looking forward to visiting often 🙂

  2. Hi Jenny!! Wow, I am truly honored that you found my site and commented. Picky Palate is one of my favorite sites ever! I found your site through the Rucker girls (Stacey, Sasha, Liz & Stephanie) I think you may have gone to school with them?
    Anyway, thanks so much for visiting!!

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