Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sausage and Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Fall is almost here....at least in this part of the world.  Two more days of 80's and then the forecast is for 50's!  Cuddle up weather is just around the corner.  Cuddle up weather calls for rib stickin' type food.  The Sassy loves comfort food.  Perhaps she loves it too much.  In order to celebrate that it is almost cold I made the rib stickin' Sausage and Cheddar Drop Biscuits for breakfast.  Great served with scrambled eggs, fresh fruit or just a glass of juice.  The kids dig'em, grown-ups dig'em, even babies dig'em!


SAUSAGE AND CHEDDAR DROP BISCUITS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. onion powder (or 1/2 an onion diced)
  • 1/3 c. cold butter
  • 1/2 lb. Jimmy Dean sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (we like it cheesy!)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Cut butter into small chunks and then cut into small pebbles size pieces with a pastry cutter.  Toss cooked and drained sausage with flour, coating the sausage crumbles with flour so they don't stick together.  Stir in cheese. Stir in buttermilk.  Drop biscuits onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, until bottoms are golden.  Makes 12 good sized biscuits. 
 
A note about the onion:  You can omit this all together if you like.  I prefer the real onion, minced and tossed in with the rest of the ingredients.  Some chicks do not like this, but don't mind at all or even notice if I use onion powder. 

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