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Buttermilk Biscuits & Cajun Sausage Gravy
Prep Time-30 mins Cook Time-35 mins Yield- 6 servings
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 Stick)
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
Cajun Sausage Gravy
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 oz andouille sausage, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 garlic powder
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
Fresh Parsley & Shredded Cheddar Cheese for garnish
For the biscuits- Preheat oven to 450. In a large bowl stir together flours, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in buttermilk. Using a fork stir together until moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough by folding and pressing until the dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll the dough out to about 1 1/4 inches. Cut dough into rounds using a biscuit cutter or in my case a floured glass cup. Place rounds onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
While the biscuits are cooking, make the gravy.
In a large skillet, over medium heat.. melt the 1/4 cup of butter. Add sausage, onion, and sweet pepper cooking for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in paprika and garlic powder; Add 1/4 cup of flour to the mixture, stir well. Let the flour cook with the sausage mixture for about one minute while stirring constantly. Gradually pour in milk; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Remove biscuits from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
To serve, split the biscuits, spoon gravy over split biscuits and top with parsley and a little shredded cheddar over each biscuit.
These are best served while warm..with a little hot sauce, if you can handle the heat.. 🙂