Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jenna's Cooking Journey: Biscuits & Gravy {SRC Reveal}


It's the first Monday of the month which means one thing: Secret Recipe Club reveal for Group A. This month I was assigned to Jenna's Cooking Journey. Meet Jenna who admits: "I didn't really cook until I reached college, and even then had a lot of cooking mishaps.  The mishaps may have come from my inexperience cooking, but sometimes they came from cooking at high altitude.  Now that I'm married, there is someone else to eat my cooking, and I don't have to get stuck with leftovers for two weeks, so now I'm expanding my cooking horizons even further."

Looking through her blog, there were several recipes that caught my eye, including a Horseradish-Crusted Filets, Better Than Sex Cake (hmmm...I'm dubious), and her Yogurt-Marinated Lamb Loin. But I ultimately decided to make a variation of her Biscuits and Gravy.

Biscuits and Gravy
slightly adapted from Jenna's Cooking Journey

Biscuits
2 C white whole wheat flour
2 T organic granulated sugar 
1 T baking powder
2/3 C milk
1/3 C butter, softened

Gravy
1/2 lb of ground turkey
1/2 C cubetti (cubed pancetta)
2 T white whole wheat flour
2 cups milk (I used 1%.)
1 T butter, softened
1 t chopped fresh dill
1 t chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley





For Biscuits:
1) Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease a large baking stone and set aside.
2) Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the milk and softened butter until a crumbly dough forms. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
3) Roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and, using a heart cookie cutter, cut into 15 small hearts.
4)  Place hearts on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

For Gravy:
1) Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, break it up with a wooden spoon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cubetti and cook for an additional minute.
2) Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a bowl, leaving the rendered fat in the skillet.
3) Whisk the flour into the fat and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
4) While whisking, pour the milk and butter into the skillet and bring the gravy to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, or until desired thickness is reached.
5) Stir in the meat and season with pepper, salt, and fresh herbs. Place the biscuits on the plate and top each biscuit with some gravy. Serve immediately.

16 comments:

  1. Love your heart biscuits, so fun!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Paradise Mango Curried Shrimp.

    Lisa~~

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  2. Looks yummy and I love the heart shaped biscuits :)

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  3. Camilla - what a sweet idea to cut the biscuits into heart shapes - I wish I would have thought of that! ;) This is one of my absolute favorite indulgences - yum!

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  4. This is true comfort food and the heart-shaped biscuits are so cute.

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  5. Yum! Those biscuits are SO cute and the gravy sounds awesome!

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  6. Nice choice - the biscuits make me hungry! :)

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  7. You can't beat biscuits and gravy!

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  8. Aha, I always knew homemade biscuits said "Love."

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  9. Great choice how cute heart shaped biscuits!

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  10. I love your heart-shaped biscuits! We used to have biscuits and gravy all the time when I was growing up. I don't know why I don't make it anymore. Maybe I should change that...

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  11. Those biscuits look amazing!

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  12. Great choice, Camilla. I love the heart-shaped biscuits and how the gravy has ground turkey in it. I wish I was having this for breakfast right now!

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  13. Cute biscuits. Looks like a great meal!

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  14. We love biscuits and gravy and glad you liked them too. I love your heart shaped biscuits...I've never thought about doing any other shapes. I might need to go make some again.

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