I have my favorite Southern biscuits and gravy, but scaled it down and changed the seasonings for a decidedly Italian twist.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Pour milk into a measuring cup and add vinegar; set aside until milk curdles, 5 to 10 minutes.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, oregano, basil, and thyme in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir gently with a wooden spoon while pouring in 1/4 cup curdled milk at a time. Stop adding milk when it resembles a slightly tacky but moldable dough, stirring until just combined. You may not need all of the milk.
Turn mixture onto a lightly floured surface, dust the top with a bit of flour, and then very gently turn the dough over on itself 5 to 6 times. Form dough into a 1-inch thick disc, handling as little as possible.
Using a 1-inch thick dough cutter, push straight down through the dough, then slightly twist. Repeat and place biscuits on a baking sheet in 2 rows, making sure they just touch; this will help them rise uniformly. Gently reform the dough and cut out 1 or 2 more biscuits.
Bake in the preheated oven until fluffy and slightly golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
While biscuits are baking, cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned, using a wooden spoon to break it up as it cooks, about 5 minutes.
Stir butter in a saucepan until melted. Mix in flour, salt, and seasoning. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and continue cooking and stirring until gravy has thickened. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. If mixture is too thick, add in enough chicken broth until gravy has desired consistency. Serve gravy immediately over split biscuits.
Per Serving: 294 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 27.2g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 755.3mg.
The quality of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.