Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Recipe: Sausage Biscuits

I might be sharing too many family secrets with this blog. First our chili and now our Sausage Biscuits. It's alright though. I'll just use the excuse it's so I have it written down someplace easy for me to reference later. Yeah, that's it.

These biscuits are a Christmas tradition in my family. Every Christmas Eve my mom and I prep these biscuits. Every Christmas morning they're baked and served before presents are opened. They're delicious all day and a constant snack, even after dinner, if any survive that long.

This recipe is simple. It's so simple I'm not sure I can call it a recipe. When I mentioned it to a friend it was decided I should make them that night to be baked for breakfast in the morning. A quick trip in 7°F weather to retrieve the required supplies and 20 minutes of prep later, they were rolled and waiting for the morning.

First steps first, ingredients.
  • 2 1/4 cup Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 roll of sausage (normal, sage, maple, turkey, it's up to you)
Next, mix your Bisquick and milk to form a good biscuit dough. You may need to add either more milk or Bisquick to get the consistency needed. The dough should be elastic and not sticky to handled. Roll it out on some wax paper.

You want it to be more long than wide. About 1/8th to 1/4th thick.

Next, open your sausage and spread it evenly on the dough. Use your fingers for this, trust me. There's really no other option.

Then, cut the sheet in half. Doesn't need to be exact, as long as the two sides have about as much to them. Then, roll each half up, towards the cut edge.

When both halves are rolled they should be able the same weight/size. If not, don't worry about it.

Wrap the two rolls in wax paper and chill overnight. Or just for an hour or so. You just want the dough to harden a bit so it's easier to slice.

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Slice your rolls into 1/3 inch biscuits and lay them on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits start to turn golden in color.

Remove from cookie sheet, let cool.


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