When I set out to to improve my cooking and to learn to cook more from scratch quite a few years ago, one of the first things I tackled was homemade biscuits and gravy. *insert groan of appreciation* I’m not sure there is a comfort food in my world that is richer in memories and deliciousness than bona fide biscuits and gravy.
If I could relive a childhood food moment from the past, it would be a biscuits and gravy breakfast at Nanny’s table–with Papaw coming in to wash up and take his spot at the table, always smiling and teasing Nanny. My mom would be laughing and refilling her coffee cup–again. Those were the mornings waking up at my grandparents’ farm–waking up to smell the sausage and coffee, the biscuits and gravy.
While I learned to make biscuits and gravy with tips from my Mom (who I miss every.single.moment.), here are a couple of great links to recipes for those who haven’t yet mastered this most delicious nirvana of comfort foods.
*Pioneer Woman has step by step pictures that beautifully and clearly illustrate the gravy-making. I have no tip to add to this, for her instruction is so easily followed and spot on.
*This link to Paula Deen for the biscuit makin’ has video as well as the recipe. My tip: I often use self rising flour, which allows me to omit the salt and the baking powder. I’ve made biscuits both ways and both turned out great.