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If you love breakfast, then this Southern Style Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe and Country Sausage Gravy is going to blow you away!
No joke, this recipe may be the greatest of all time. The buttermilk biscuits are flaky, tender, buttery and dude they are amazing. My promise to you is that they will be in the top 5 best biscuits you’ve ever made of all time. The best part about these is that they are served up with a tasty country sausage gravy.
Be sure to check out my Italian frittata recipe and my Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe in the series of my favorite breakfast recipes ever!
How to Make the Best Biscuits
I’ll say it again; These are the best. The trick to these being the best biscuits of all time is how you cut in the butter!
How to Make Them
Buttermilk biscuits are incredibly easy to make. You can make these biscuits by hand or in a stand mixer, which is what I did. A big piece to the success of these is keeping the butter ice-cold, so when using a standing mixer only mix at low speeds and for a short amount of time.
- Start by mixing together the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter.
- The secret to making this Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe is ensuring the butter is ice cold and shredded, so treat it like a chunk of cheddar and shred it away.
- Fold the butter into the dry ingredients and then whisk the eggs and buttermilk separate. You then want to slowly add it into the dry buttermilk biscuits ingredients and mix just until combined.
How to Form Them
- Transfer the dough to a clean surface dusted with flour and then give it a few kneads before rolling it out to about 1 ½ to 2” thick. Remember these buttermilk biscuits are southern style and should be big.
- Using a circle round make your biscuits and place them in a greased cast-iron skillet or casserole dish. Be sure to use all of the dough so reform and re-roll the dough back out and make more biscuits until they are done.
- Bake the biscuits on convection if you have it until golden brown!
Sausage gravy is incredibly classic to serve up with buttermilk biscuits and really easy to make. Start by cooking off your pork sausage and then remove it because you’ll need to make a roux with the rendered pork sausage fat. This next part is crucial to have a nice thick sausage gravy for your biscuits.
If there isn’t enough rendered fat feel free to add some unsalted butter to the mix.
Stir in your flour until combined to make a roux and then pour in your milk and crank up the heat while whisking, to make essentially a bechamel sauce. The goal here is to make the milk thick like a gravy, and I always say think alfredo sauce or as we call it in the culinary world nappe.
Add the sausage back in, season it up with salt and pepper and dump this delicious country sausage gravy all over those buttermilk biscuits. Enjoy you guys!
If you love this, then you have to check out my Blueberry Scones Recipe or my Strawberry Shortcake Recipe!
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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe and Country Sausage Gravy
For the Biscuits:
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 ¾ cups ice-cold unsalted butter shredded on a cheese shredder
- 5 large eggs
- 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
For the Country Sausage Gravy:
- 1- pound loose pork sausage
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¼ cup Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Organic Flour
- 4 cups whole milk
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- In a stand mixer with the hook attachment, add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and butter and mix on low speed just until combined.
- In a separate medium-size bowl whisk together the eggs and cream until combined and then pour into the dry mixture bowl and mix on low speed just until combined.
- Transfer to a clean surface lightly dusted with flour. Dust the top of the dough with flour and roll it out until it is 1 ½” to 2” thick. Use a circle cutter to make rounds and then transfer them to a few large cast-iron skillets or casserole dishes. Note: you will have to reform the dough after cutting it out with circles in order to get to 20-22 biscuits.
- Bake in the oven for 26-30 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the center.
- Serve immediately!
- Gravy: Cook the pork sausage in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until cooked throughout. Set aside the sausage.
- Add the butter to the pan and once melted whisk in the flour until combined.
- Pour in the milk and whisk together over medium-high heat until the mixture becomes very thick, about 3 to 4 minutes, think alfredo sauce. Add the sausage back in, season with salt and pepper and serve with buttermilk biscuits.
Both the biscuits and gravy are easy to make a delicious! Will make these often.
Turned out beautiful! And taste delicious. I use your recipes at least once a week and they’ve all turned out delicious. Thanks!!
B’s & G … an all time favorite of mine too. What diameter circle cutter do you recommend for these bad boys?
am i reading this right? 5 and 1/4 sticks of butter? or 2-3/4 cups grated butter?
Yes, this makes 20 large biscuits. It scales down pretty easily.
Just made these biscuits over here in Australia far out so good chef you are my new super hero.!!
Thank you for all the great tips and recipes.
Am going on a trip tomorrow and needed to make breakfast on the go so will make before heading out- thank you for this recipe. Looks fab!!
We had breakfast for dinner tonight and these biscuits will go into a regular rotation! Delicious! Thanks for a great, easy recipe 🙂
Can you freeze the biscuits prior to baking them? If so, once ready to bake do you need to thaw them or just bake them?
no you cannot
Buttermilk biscuits and gravy is where its at. We make them for breakfast and sometimes dinner. One of our favorites.
This is my husband’s favorite breakfast whenever we go out. I can’t wait to surprise him with this at home this weekend. It looks so good!
One of my most favorite breakfast recipes! It is such a classic & hearty meal. My family loves it & they have become a tradition around the holidays!
Oh my goodness, AMAZING!
This looks so amazing I cant wait to make this for breakfast!