Kacey Musgraves new single "Biscuits" inspired us to whip up this yummy recipe in the kitchen.
Last month, Kacey Musgraves continued to follow her arrow with the release of her new single "Biscuits." The hit song reminds us that tearing someone else down doesn't build you up. "I've never gotten taller making someone else feel small, if you ain't got nothin' nice to say, don't say nothin' at all," sings Musgraves.
In spite of all the double-negatives, the song is very positive; it's a foot-stomping, hand-clapping riot that evokes sunshine and the smell of bacon frying. The chorus ends with the fun play on words, "Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy."
In honor of the truly inspiring Musgraves and her delicious music, here's a mouth-watering biscuits and gravy recipe to go along with your music this (or any) morning.
Biscuits Recipe (Serves 8)
Recipe via Scratch This With Sandy
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening or butter
- 1 cup milk
1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. Sift together all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3. Cut in butter or shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
4. Add half the milk and mix, then add the last of the milk and mix again.
5. Take the dough out and knead it on a floured surface for about 30 seconds.
6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface until it is about 1/2 inch thick, then fold it over on top of itself.
7. Cut the dough into relatively equal sizes (they will be different shapes) then place into 2 greased, 8 inch round baking pans.
8. Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes.
Gravy Recipe (Serves 8)
- 3 slices of thick-cut bacon (save the grease)
- 1/3 pound ground sausage
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- salt and pepper (to taste)
1. Cook bacon and sausage like normal, in separate pans. Save the bacon grease.
2. In a clean pan, pour off the bacon grease and heat at medium, coating the bottom of the pan.
3. When the bacon grease begins to sizzle a bit, sprinkle the flour over the top, then, using a whisk, mix it together until it resembles a thick paste.
4. Add the milk a little bit at a time, stirring constantly with the whisk. As the gravy cooks, it will thicken, add the milk every time it seems to be getting too thick.
5. When the gravy is creamy and white with your prefered consistency, remove it from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. (Gravy may need a bit more milk to reconstitute it every time it is reheated.)
6. Crumble bacon and add it to the gravy, along with the sausage, and stir.
7. Pour the gravy over the top of the hot biscuits, and enjoy!