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southern country biscuits with sawmill gravy

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
June Butts
Cullman, AL

This is how my husband and I have started our day for 54 years. Breakfast is our main meal of the day, and we can't function without our hot biscuits and a good cup of coffee. My grandchildren all love to come to our house on the weekends to eat biscuits and gravy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Hearty, these Southern country biscuits with sawmill gravy are such a treat. The fluffy buttermilk biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth good. While the biscuits bake, it's easy to whip up the creamy and sausage-filled old-fashioned sawmill gravy. This may not be a breakfast eaten every day, but it's wonderful for a holiday or special occasion.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 12 people
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern country biscuits with sawmill gravy

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    sausage drippings
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    low-fat milk
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 lg
    sausage patty, cooked and crumbled

How To Make southern country biscuits with sawmill gravy

Test Kitchen Tips
If you don't have enough sausage drippings to make the gravy, add a little butter to the pan.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
    For the biscuits, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in shortening.
    Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk.
    Add buttermilk and stir until blended.
  • Cutting out biscuits.
    Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 3 times. Pat out to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  • Biscuits in a greased dish.
    Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until brown.
  • Browning sausage.
    For the gravy, brown your sausage in a skillet. Remove the browned sausage leaving the drippings.
  • Browning flour in the sausage drippings.
    Lightly brown the flour in the sausage drippings on medium heat.
  • Add milk, water, and crumbled sausage.
    Add milk, water, and crumbled sausage. Stir constantly until the desired thickness.
  • Seasoning the gravy.
    Remove from heat immediately. Add salt and pepper. Serve over hot biscuits.

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