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Biscuits and Browned Butter Gravy with a Northwest Flair

Biscuit Benedict with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Gravy, Canadian Bacon, Tillamook Cheddar and a Poached Egg.

Biscuits

Ingredients

1/2 cup cold European Butter or leaf lard, cut into small chunks

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sourdough starter

1 Tbsp. sugar or honey

1 cup milk or cultured milk (yogurt, milk kefir, buttermilk)

3/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Method – Makes 12 Biscuits

  1. Dough should ferment at least 7 hours or overnight before baking the biscuits.
  2. Cut the fat into the flour until it is in small pieces. Stir in sourdough starter, sweetener, and milk until soft dough just comes together. Cover and place in a warm spot to ferment for 7-12 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. When ready to bake the biscuits, combine salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl until mixed. Sprinkle mixture over the fermented dough and knead until it comes together into a cohesive, soft mass.
  5. Roll or pat the dough until 1/2 inch thick. Cut with 2 or 3-inch biscuit cutter or in squares and place the biscuits on a baking sheet close together but not quite touching.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and bottom.

Browned Butter and Cream Cheese Gravy

Ingredients

4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 1/3 c. whole milk
5 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Method – Makes About 2 Cups

  1. Heat butter over a sauce pan on medium high heat for 5 – 7 minutes until butter begins to foam. Watch carefully as lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. Once the butter has a nutty aroma whisk in the flour.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in 1/3 cup of milk and the cream cheese until smooth. Add additional milk and increase heat to medium.
  3. Continue to whisk until desired thickness and add salt and pepper to taste.

Toppings & Garnish

Farm Raised Eggs

Canadian Bacon

Sliced Tillamook Cheddar

Chopped Parsley

Diced Red Pepper

Assembly Method

  1. Slice Biscuit Open biscuit, layering cheese and meat. Place in the oven to melt the cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. At about 8 minutes, begin poaching eggs
  2. Once the eggs are done, place egg on top of the meat and then biscuit and cover with gravy.
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley and diced red pepper.