This version is a bit lighter than the traditional buttermilk biscuits, but no less tasty.
Recipe courtesy of Virginia Willis
Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. 

In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the all-purpose flour, the whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Combine the buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and gently mix until just combined. 

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly using the heel of your hand to compress and push the dough away from you, and then fold it back over itself. Give the dough a small turn and repeat eight or so times. (It's not yeast bread; you want to just barely activate the gluten, not overwork it.) Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out 1/2 inch thick. Cut out rounds of dough with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter dipped in flour; press the cutter straight down without twisting so the biscuits will rise evenly when baked. 

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat into small pieces. Cook until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour off any excess rendered fat. Add the onions and cook until clear and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and stir to combine and coat. Add the milk and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. 

Meanwhile, place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool just slightly. Split and serve hot with the sausage gravy.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Buttermilk Biscuit

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Southern Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Buttermilk Scones

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Art Smith

Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ale and Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Cornbread Salad with Buttermilk-Chive Dressing and Maple Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Porky Pot Pie with Cheesy Drop Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking