Cuz’s Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

This biscuits and sausage gravy recipe is from my cousin Sandra. She spices up the sausage gravy with extra seasonings. She also adds yeast and sugar to her biscuit recipe. She says it’s better.

The biscuits are very good but they’re not typical southern biscuits and she’s a southern girl. I dunno’ what went wrong with her!! LOL.

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Sandra’s Yeast Biscuits Recipe


2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 cups warm buttermilk (105 to 115 degrees F/43 to 46 degrees C)
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup shortening
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it stand 5 minutes. Stir in the buttermilk and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Cut in the shortening with pastry blender until it looks like coarse meal. Stir in the yeast-buttermilk mixture and mix well.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 3 to 4 times. Roll out flat to 1/2 inch and cut with 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and cover. Let rise in warm place 1 1/2 hrs.

Bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with melted butter.

Sandra’s Sausage Gravy


1 pound sage flavored ground breakfast sausage
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce

Gravy Directions

Crumble the sausage in a skillet and cook over medium-low heat. Add the onion, cook until tender and then drain leaving about 1 tablespoon of fat.

Stir in the flour a little at a time and simmer for about 6 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Stir in the milk, nutmeg, poultry seasoning, salt, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and cook until thick.

Sandra and I get together every once in a while just especially for scrambled eggs and her biscuits and sausage gravy recipe.