Little Boy Biscuits
 
 
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Cuisine: Southern
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
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 https://franglosaxon.com/little-boy-biscuits-gravy/