Buttermilk Biscuits and Pepper Gravy

READY IN: 45mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add flour and shortening.
  • Cut in shortening until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until soft dough forms.
  • Pour onto a board floured with 1/3 cup flour.
  • Roll into a ball and lightly knead for about 5 minutes.
  • Gently pat out dough until about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Using a 1 1/2 to 2 inch round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits.
  • Re-knead remaining scraps to make more biscuits.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet, about an inch apart.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until desired color is reached.
  • For gravy:
  • In a medium sized skillet, melt shortening until hot but not smoking.
  • Add 1/3 cup flour and stir until it looks like a paste.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk; stir until smooth.
  • Add rest of milk, stirring with wire whisk constantly until all lumps are gone.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.