Little Boy Biscuits
Cuisine: Southern
  • For the biscuits:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup lard plus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ to 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the gravy:
  • ½ lb loose sausage
  • ⅓ cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1¾ cups milk (or a combination of milk & broth)
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Salt, Pepper, & cayenne to taste
  • optional parsley
  1. For the biscuits:
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients.
  4. Cut in lard & butter to pea size.
  5. Stir in buttermilk & put dough onto counter. Form into a mound with your hands.
  6. Roll out into rectangle, fold into thirds, roll again, then turn 45 degrees & roll again. The dough should be about ½ to ¾ inch thick.
  7. Cut into rounds or squares and bake until brown about 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. For the gravy:
  9. Fry the sausage in a pan until it starts to brown.
  10. Add onion then flour and cook for a minute.
  11. Slowly stir in milk & vinegar and let cook on low for several minutes.
  12. Season to taste.
I specify all purpose flour but if you use soft winter wheat you'll get an even flakier result.
When it comes to sausage I use a loose breakfast style sausage made by my local grocery store. If you don't have this option Jones & Jimmy Dean have good patty sausages that will serve well. If you don't eat pork there are some good turkey sausage options out there.
Recipe by The FrangloSaxon Cooks at