Spiced Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits with Bechamel Sauce

Tender and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.

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SAUSAGE-CHEDDAR

BISCUITS

yield: as many squares as you choose to cut the dough into.

prep time: 25 minutes

cook time: 20 minutes

total time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon chilli flakes

1 tablespoon garlic powder

½ cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes

250 gms sausages, cut

100 gms  cheddar cheese, diced/shredded

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, chilli flakes, garlic powder and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles small crumbs the size of peas. Stir in the sausage and cheese.

3. Add the buttermilk and use a fork to gently stir the mixture until all of the dry ingredients are moistened. Use your hands to knead the mixture a few times in the bowl to bring the dough together.

4. Turn the dough out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet and pat into an 8×10-inch rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 squares and separate them on the sheet so they are at least 1 inch apart. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter.

5. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. While these are best the day they are made, any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container, or wrapped in plastic wrap, and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Re-warm in the microwave or oven.

 

Notes:

Both the sausage and cheese amounts can be cut in half if you’d prefer less “filling” in your biscuits.
Sour cream or plain yogurt can be substituted for the buttermilk.
Feel free to play around different types of meats and cheeses, i.e. bacon, ham, Swiss, Gruyere, etc. in place of the sausage and cheddar.

 

 

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(Recipe adapted from the Brown Eyed Baker’s Blog)
 
 

MY BECHAMEL SAUCE

 

A béchamel or white sauce is the classic French “mother of all sauces”   !

 

INGREDIENTS :

1 tablespoon Corn starch or 2 tablespoons Flour

2 tablespoons Butter

1 teaspoon Oregano

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Black Pepper

2 cups Milk

 

DIRECTIONS :

Melt butter in a pan, and add the flour. Whisk continuously.

When the roux is golden brown , add milk and keep stirring.

Throw in the pepper, salt and oregano, stirring all the while.

When the sauce begins to boil and thicken, take it off the heat.

 

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The biscuits can be eaten on their own, or with the sauce poured of them. 

Whatever floats your boat x

 
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