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Hello and Happy Spring from “just over the hilltop” in Norwood. I realized that the last post for the bed and breakfast page was in October; that is with a recipe. So, here I am with another recipe for all who like biscuits with sausage gravy.

On Saturday our church hosted a men’s breakfast and part of the menu included this recipe. As with many of my recipes I really don’t measure all the ingredients but I’ll try to give you the amounts as best I can.

Sausage Gravy

Cook 1 pound of bulk pork sausage in a large saucepan along with one small diced onion. Drain the drippings of all but a couple of tablespoons. Stir in 1/3 cup flour coating the sausage well over a med-low heat. Add 4 cups of milk, about ¼ teaspoon sage, ¼ teaspoon rosemary, some parsley, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and a little salt. I also added a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce. Stir often, so as not to let it burn on the bottom, until the gravy has thickened. This serves 4-6 people but I tripled the recipe for the men’s breakfast with great results!

Now for the Biscuits:

Using a fork blend together 3 cups flour (I use unbleached), 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder, 2 ¼ teaspoons sugar, and salt. Cut in ½ cup plus about 2 teaspoons of Crisco unto the flour mixture. Add and stir in 1 1/3 cup milk. Knead the dough on floured counter about 20-25 times. Roll out to desire thickness, cut, and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degree for about 10 minutes.

I serve this with fried eggs and fruit salad. Enjoy this stick-to-the-ribs breakfast and let me know how yours turned out. Sharon