Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy

SpoonFed: Via Saveur

southern breakfast

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BISCUITS:
2½ cups flour, plus more for cutter
3½ tsp. baking powder
1½ tsp. kosher salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed and chilled, plus 2 tbsp. melted
1½ cups buttermilk

FOR THE GRAVY:
2 slices bacon, finely chopped
8 oz. pork breakfast sausage
½ cup flour
3 cups milk
½ cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp. cayenne
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Make the biscuits: Heat oven to 425°. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and whisk to combine. Add chilled butter, and using your fingers, rub mixture together until pea-size crumbles form. Add buttermilk, and stir with a fork until just combined. Transfer to a floured work surface, and gently pat dough into a 6″x4″ rectangle, about 1″ thick. Dip a 3″ round cutter into a bowl of flour, and cut out rounds of dough.  Press scraps together, and repeat with remaining dough until you have about 6 rounds. Brush a 9″ cake pan with melted butter, arrange biscuits in pan, and brush the tops with melted butter. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. [...] read more

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