Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rosemary & Sausage Gravy Stuffed Muffins


Ingredients:

Rosemary Gravy: 


12-ounces spicy bulk pork sausage or pork sausage links with casings removed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp green onions, finely sliced
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

paprika

Flaky Biscuit Dough

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar(optional)
1/2 cup coldunsaltedbutter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten 

Directions:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Spray the inside of 12 cups of a cupcake pan. Set aside.

Heat a large non stick fry pan or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, break it up with a wooden spoon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and rosemary and cook another minute.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a bowl, leaving the rendered fat in the skillet. Whisk the flour into the fat and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. While whisking, pour the milk into the skillet and bring the gravy to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Stir in the sausage, paprika, seasoning salt, sugar, pepper and 1/4 cup green onions.  Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Add a dash of paprika a pepper. Cover and turn burner down to low while you make biscuits.

In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (use pastry blender, two knives, or fingertips). Add the milk and slightly beaten egg and stir until just combined. (The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy.)

Place mixture on a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough gently until it comes together and is a smooth dough.

Roll out dough to about a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out strips that are 2" wide and 5" long from the dough. Lightly coat with gravy mixture. Roll dough like you would a cinnamon roll and place in cupcake cup and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Plate and spoon gravy mixture over top and sprinkle with remaining green onions and paprika. 

Biscuit recipe shared from: www.joyofbaking.com