Thursday, March 5, 2009

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits & Tomato Gravy

Yesterday, I got a hankerin' for something that my mom used to fix a lot for me! It sure brought back some memories!

Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
2 cups self rising flour (I'm partial to White Lily but I know it's not available everywhere)
1/4 cup Crisco shortening

Cut crisco and flour together in bowl using a fork or your fingers. Add enouph buttermilk to make a moist dough. I don't measure for this... sorry (It should not be as dry as when you roll it out. It should be rather moist) Drop batter by tablespoon or larger size onto a greased pan. Bake at 425 degrees until bottom is golden and top is barely golden and crisp.

(I love drop biscuits because they are fast, easy, no-fail, and I love the crisp top)

Tomato Gravy
bacon or sausage drippings or butter
about 2 Tbsp flour
salt & pepper
1 can stewed tomatoes
about 1/2 cup milk

In melted drippings or butter, add flour, salt and pepper. Stir and allow to darken over med-high heat. In seperate bowl, combine stewed tomatoes and milk. Pour tomatoes into hot drippings and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer until thick and flour is cooked.

No comments: