Biscuits & Gravy

Thursday, 6 September 2012



I'm in the process of a new Flashback Fridays series of our trip to Orlando, Florida in August 2011, and I just love reminiscing over that holiday, because it truly was one of the most awesome family holidays we've had!

We were all looking forward to trying new foods out there and one of the breakfasts I was looking forward to trying was 'biscuits and gravy'. I watch a lot of American cookery programmes and this one often comes up! For a long time I wondered what on earth this was because to me, as a Brit, a biscuit is a sweet pastry (like a cookie!) that you dunk into hot tea, and gravy? Well, you pour it over your roast dinner!!  I then learned that biscuits are similar to savoury scones and the gravy is a white sauce made with sausage meat and herbs.

Whilst out there we bought a lot of American food products to bring home with us - so much so we actually bought another suitcase to bring everything home! (This did include a lot of foodie gifts for friends and family, so not all for us!!) And one of the things we brought back were packet mixes of biscuits and gravy!

Biscuits & Gravy

It's taken just over a year for us to actually make these packets up! Of course, I'm going to document such a momentous occasion, and whilst they're never going to taste as good as a homemade variety, they filled that "we're missing America" gap!

Biscuits & Gravy
Mmmm...biscuits and gravy! (and scrambled eggs!)

This is how I made packet mix Biscuits & Gravy!

Biscuits & Gravy
Dump biscuit mixture into a bowl. Add water.

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Stir until combined and it comes to a dough.

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Roll onto a floured surface and cut into rounds

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Place on a buttered baking sheet and brush with melted butter to give a nice crusty crust

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All cooked and golden and lovely!

Biscuits & Gravy
Make the gravy by dumping the mix in a saucepan. Add water. Or add milk and water to make gravy more creamy.

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Whisk over the heat until thickened.

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Pour gravy over biscuits, have three if you're greedy, like us :P

Biscuits & Gravy
Have on their own, or with sausage, or bacon, or eggs... just enjoy them!! I know we did :D

As I said, I plan on making my own, from scratch, at some point...it's on my "to-cook" list...the first time I can think about making them is Christmas Day breakfast....I'm putting myself on a super strict diet from now until the end of the year as I've been a little piggie this year compared with last!



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