Buttermilk Biscuits and Pepper Gravy Recipe

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Buttermilk Biscuits and Pepper Gravy
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add flour and shortening.
  3. Cut in shortening until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir until soft dough forms.
  5. Pour onto a board floured with 1/3 cup flour.
  6. Roll into a ball and lightly knead for about 5 minutes.
  7. Gently pat out dough until about 1/3 inch thick.
  8. Using a 1 1/2 to 2 inch round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
  9. Re-knead remaining scraps to make more biscuits.
  10. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, about an inch apart.
  11. Bake at 425°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired color is reached.
  12. For gravy:.
  13. In a medium sized skillet, melt shortening until hot but not smoking.
  14. Add 1/3 cup flour and stir until it looks like a paste.
  15. Add 1/2 cup milk; stir until smooth.
  16. Add rest of milk, stirring with wire whisk constantly until all lumps are gone.
  17. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  18. Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 74.28 Kcal (311 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.12g 6%
Cholesterol 3.07mg 1%
Sodium 233.39mg 10%
Potassium 40.66mg 1%
Total Carbs 7.57g 3%
Sugars 0.92g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 1%
Protein 1.45g 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 52.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 235.57 Kcal (986 kJ)
Calories from fat 117.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.06g 6%
Cholesterol 9.74mg 1%
Sodium 740.13mg 10%
Potassium 128.95mg 1%
Total Carbs 24.02g 3%
Sugars 2.92g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 1%
Protein 4.61g 3%
Iron 1.5mg 3%
Calcium 167.2mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.8
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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