This is probably the most delicious treat ever. I was inspired by the Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, North Carolina to make this dish. They have some super fantastic herb gravy, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, eggplant, green beans, and sweet potato black bean cakes (which are my favorite thing ever, really I could eat them every day)
Anyway, I was really craving some of their food the other day so I decide to make a few of their dishes at home, including homemade biscuits and herb gravy and man it turned out so good! So I thought you guys might want to make this fantastic treat as well.
For the Gravy:
you’ll need – 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 cup of whole milk (you can use 2% if that’s what you have on hand), 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, salt, and fresh pepper.
to make – in a small to medium sized pot melt your butter, add in your garlic and herbs and stir for 2 minutes. Use a whisk to mix in your flour to form a paste with your butter and herb mixture. Slowly whisk in your milk making sure there are no lumps left. Continue to stir for about 5 minutes allowing your gravy to thicken. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste and pour your gravy all over everything.
For the Biscuits:
you’ll need – 2 cups of all purpose flour, 2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of butter (cubed) , 3 tablespoons of shortening, and 3/4 a cup of buttermilk
to make – combine the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk just until the mixture is moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll and cut with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter (I just formed mine with my hands because I didn’t have a cutter on hand) . Place your biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.