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Original Biscuits And Gravy

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Ingredients
For biscuits
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into pats (1 Stick)
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For gravy
  Bacon slices 2 , diced
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Fresh thyme sprig 3
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Coffee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 425°F.

MAKING
2) Biscuits : In a food processor, process the flour, baking powder and salt to blend.
3) Add butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
4) With the machine running, add cream and process until the mixture forms a dough.
5) Pat the dough on a work surface to 1/2-inch thickness and cut out with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter.
6) Place the biscuits on ungreased baking sheets.
7) Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until browned.

FINALIZING
8) Gravy: In a cast-iron skillet, saute the bacon, onion, thyme and flour over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
9) Stir in the milk, chicken stock and coffee; stir continuously and cook until mixture thickens into a gravy.
10) Season with salt and pepper to taste and strain through a wire mesh sieve.

SERVING
11) Serve the gravy with biscuits.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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