Free Recipe Thursday* – Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Hello, Amish Readers! Here is today’s selection from Georgia Varozza’s The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook.


2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 T. shortening
1 cup buttermilk

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Add buttermilk all at once. Mix with a fork until it forms a ball. Turn out the dough onto floured counter and knead for 30 seconds. Roll out the dough until it’s 1/2-inch thick and then cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.

Sausage Gravy

1 lb. sausage
4 T. flour
1 quart milk
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the sausage in a heavy saucepan or iron skillet with sides. Do not pour off the grease. Add the flour and mix, stirring constantly. Add the milk and continue to stir while the mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Add a bit more milk if it’s too thick. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tear or cut biscuits in half and ladle gravy over the top of the biscuits.

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