Original Biscuits and Gravy

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Nov. 14, 2011

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
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1165Calories from Fat 625

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.2%

Saturated Fat 43 g215%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1552 mg64.67%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet