Friday, November 13, 2009

Sky High Biscuits

3 c flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 c butter
1 egg
1 c milk

Combine flour, b powder, sugar,salt and cream of tartar,cut in butter until coarse crumbs.
Add egg and milk,stir until moist
Roll out on floured surface to 1 inch thick, use round cookie cutter and cut biscuits straight down, do not twist cutter*.  Bake at 450 for 12-15 min.
For buscuits and gravy brown 1 lb of sausage, remove sausage reserving grease. Mix 1/4 c flour into grease  over low heat. add 1 can of evaporated milk and 1 can water. Stir until smooth. Continue to add regular milk until desired consistency and amount of gravy is reached, you may also add more flour if you need to thicken gravy. Season with salt and lots of pepper. Add sausage back to gravy  and serve over warm biscuits.

I think this is one of my favorite recipes of all, these biscuits are great, they rise nicely and are light and flaky.

*Be sure and cut straight down, when you twist a biscuit cutter you will seal the ends and it will have a harder time rising.

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