Mmm… biscuits and spicy sausage gravy

Had a yen for biscuits and gravy this morning so I started some biscuits working.  Preheat the oven to 425.  Mix 4-1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 cups of flour together and then cut in 3 Tbsp of shortening or butter, then stir in about a cup of milk or buttermilk.  Dough should be soft but not sticky.  Roll it to 1/2″ and cut rounds with your biscuit cutter.  They’ll take ~12 minutes, give or take.  Brush tops with milk for a little browner biscuit, these today didn’t get any.

I started the sausage frying, noted the package said “hot sausage”.  Hmm, I bet I can do something more along that general line.  Sprinkled in a good Tbsp of red pepper flakes while they were browning.  Remove the browned sausage to a bowl, leaving the grease in the pan, and add some flour.  I think I used a couple of Tbsp.  Stir that around to absorb the grease and brown a bit, then dump in a cup of milk and stir, scraping the bottom with a spatula to get all the good bits off, finish with a whisk to break up any lumps.  I finished the presentation off with a couple of grinds of the Tex-Mex spice combo I like, it has dried chili peppers, black pepper, cumin, salt, and a few other things in it.