Lets start with our super simple biscuits!

Throw 3 cups of flour into a bowl…

To that add 1 tablespoon of baking powder…

1 tablespoon of brown sugar…

1 teaspoon of salt…

And a pinch of cream of tarter.

Whisk those ingredients together.

Now cut in 1 1/2 sticks of very cold butter…

And work it in with your pastry blender until it looks like like coarse crumbs.

Time to add 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk to your bowl…

Ya, I’m kind of on a buttermilk kick right now.

Using a fork stir your buttermilk in just until your mixture is moistened.

Now for the fun part!

Turn your dough out on a lightly floured surface and kneed it until it starts to hold together…

Lightly roll it out but not too thin! I would say a little less than 1/2 an inch thick is good.

If this is making your head spin you could always skip all of this and make drop biscuits instead! After you’ve mixed in the buttermilk scoop some of the dough out with a spoon and with another spoon push the dough onto a baking sheet. Super simple!

Cut your dough with a biscuit cutter dipped in flour, (or a glass turned upside would work great too!) re-roll scraps and repeat.

Place your biscuits on a prepared baking sheet, brush them with a bit of butter and sprinkle them with a touch of brown sugar.

Pop these into a 450 degree oven for 10-14 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Lets hurry up and make this gravy because you’re gunna want to eat those biscuits as soon as they’re done!

Heat some olive oil in a skillet and sauté one diced onion until it’s soft.

To your onion add 1 pound of ground sausage.

Any kind will do, I like mild Italian sausage.

Season this up with a tablespoon of poultry seasoning.

Add a bit of salt and pepper while you’re there but not too much! The sausage will already be a little salted.

When your sausage is cooked through sprinkle 6 tablespoons of flour over it. Stir your flour in over medium heat until it’s all cooked in.

Now slowly pour in 3 1/2 cups of milk…

Of course whole milk taste best but good ol’ 2% works great to!

Bring this to a slow boil and take it off the heat when your gravy thickens.

How excited are you that you get to eat that?!

Perfect timing because our biscuits are done!

Since I’m all about being honest I’m going to honestly tell you that yes, homemade biscuits do create a few more dishes to wash vs. instant ones.

But in my opinion a sink full of this…

Is totally worth a plate full of this!!

See you soon and enjoy!


  • biscuits adapted from Better Homes and Gardens
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cream of tarter
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

2 Responses to Brown Sugar Biscuits & Gravy

  1. Brandon says:

    I just discovered your blog, happened to come across it after reading your comment on the Baked Bree blog and clicking the link to get here. I love your photos, they are so clear and crisp!

    I also adore the blog’s layout, very clean, unique, and easy to use. The whole blog just screams “clean.” I’m surprised you don’t get more comments!

    from http://www.theyummybits.com

  2. Melissa says:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Brandon!:)

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