Monday, December 7, 2009

You'll want to make these for Christmas morning!

The original recipe for these biscuits I found in the 1984 Southern Living annual recipe book. And I've been making them for a long time. They freeze well, so we'd both do well to get some in the freezer and then forget about them until Christmas morning. If we don't forget about them, we'll be too tempted to pull them out and eat them EVERY MORNING from now until then. They are THAT good.

So dear reader, here are my (well the original recipe came from Martha Martin in Vardaman, MS....If I knew Martha, I'd send her a thank you note!)

Sausage Biscuit Bites

3/4 pound hot bulk pork sausage (or just regular is what I use)
2 2/3 c. all purpose flour
2 T. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 c. buttermilk***
Melted butter or margarine

Cook sausage in a skillet until browned, stirring to crumble; drain well and set aside.
Combine the next 5 ingredients, mixing well; cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture looks like coarse meal. Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Add yeast mixture to buttermilk, stirring well. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Knead in sausage. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3 or 4 times.
Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 1 3/4 inch round cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 3 dozen biscuits
Note: To freeze, place uncooked biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet; cover and freeze until firm. Transfer frozen biscuits to plastic bags. To bake, place frozen biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet ; bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Thanks, Martha!! These are one of our favorites!!!
***I always keep Buttermilk Powder in my fridge, but don't always have real buttermilk. Many times I have substitued dry buttermilk powder mixed in the dry ingredients and add the appropriate amount of water to the liquid ingredients. Also I have doubled this recipe many times and it always turns out great! Enjoy!!!!

Here is what my brand of Buttermilk powder look


Love the Decor! said...

I think I need that cookbook holder!
Do you sell it at SLaHome?

Stacey said...

Sounds delicious Suzanne. I have always wondered about dried buttermilk powder but haven't bought it. Good to know. :)

Vickie said...

Those biscuits look wonderful! I usually do homemade cinnamon rolls, but I might try both this year! Gotta throw some protein in there, right?

April said...

You've gone and done it to me, again, Suzanne! Another 5 lbs. straight to the hips just from reading about them! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

GREAT recipe! And I really like that the biscuits can be made and frozen for later use! I'll have to try a batch or two!

Love the song you mentioned below! I'm singing along out loud with you words you provided! :) Hope all your songs went well! ~hugs, Rhonda

Anita said...

These sound yummy...thanks for the tip on freezing them.

Lee said...

I love the cookbook holder too, of course I rarely use a cookbook. I make it up as I go along... I put cayenne pepper in my sausage as my husband likes it hotter than you can buy it.
Sounds wonderful. Comfort food. Yeah~Lee

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said... those ever sound delicious! I'll have to copy this down! :)

Mary said...

Oh, thanks so much for that wonderful recipe...its just the kind of breakfast food my family loves! I'm not waiting til Christmas morning to make them...maybe tomorrow!

Have a blessed day!


Rhonda said...

This sounds good. I usually try to make a breakfast casserole on Christmas Eve so that I don't have to be in the kitchen early on Christmas day! May just try this one for a change! Thanks

Anonymous said...

But I'll make these along with the cinnamon rolls! My bunch won't mind. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Can't wait to taste them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ooooooo--yummy!!!! My hubs loves anything with bacon or sausage--these would be no exception. :) Thanks for stopping by today to sign up for the giveaway. :)

Beverly said...

Mmmm. Sounds delicious. I am trying those for sure. Thanks for the hint about Buttermilk powder. I did not know about it. I just threw some buttermilk out because I needed a cup and then didn't use the rest.

Domestic Designer said...

Sounds delicious! The buttermilk powder is a great hint. I added it to my grocery list.

Diana said...

Oh my, I must make these!!!

Nancy said...

I want one RIGHT NOW!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Ooo this sounds great! They are definitely on my to-make list!