because, biscuits.

Written by Arielle

So, I had a day off today and decided to be lazy. Like get up at 9am instead of 8am and instead of doing administration, do laundry and wash dishes and cut out recipes from magazines like grandma and scrapbook them… Needless to say, between watching re-run episodes of House MD (it’s Lupus by the way) and taping down pictures of fancy tuna salads I will probably never make, I discovered I had a sausage in the fridge that needed cooking. Since I am also sloughing the lining of my uterus, I decided regular, plain, old sausage cooked in a pan was not gonna cut it. I want onions, cheese, bread, butter and fresh thyme with my sausage and thus the sausage biscuits came into being. Unfortunately, sausage biscuit time made me forget I promised to go to Blade Runner 2049 with my neighbor. Explaining to him “oh shit, I forgot, I thought we weren’t going, no I love Blade Runner, I wasn’t lying, please please don’t be mad at me, because, biscuits.” Luckily, they were worth the wait and I was forgiven (probably).

Because, biscuits.

Recipe:

The non-biscuit parts:

  • 1 sausage diced (I used a leftover polish kielbasa retrieved lazily on a saturday “morning” from the polish corner store to be incorporated into a delicious brunch, but you could use anything in the semi-firm sausage category)
  • 2 small onions diced (I had yellow ones, but shallots would have been awesome… next time.)
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • about 1 cup of shredded cheese (sharp cheese is good, like cheddar or old Dutch cheese)

Fry the sausage and onions together, add the fresh thyme, set aside to cool, maybe next to the shredded cheese, since the cheese is doing nothing and may need a buddy while you are making the biscuit part.

The biscuit part (sort of boring, so you may also need a buddy, or an annoyed neighbor friend who will bother you about “forgetting” Blade Runner 2049) :

  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 10 grams sugar
  • 15 grams baking powder
  • 5 grams teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 grams sea salt
  • 130 grams cold, unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 75 ml greek yogurt
  • 100 ml milk

Whisk together the dry ingredients then use your hands to quickly incorporate the cold, cubed butter till it looks like coarse meal. Whisk together the wet ingredients. Mix both these parts together with a spatula till it looks like dough, slightly sticky, don’t mix too much or knead it. Just shaggy dough. Add the onions, sausage, thyme and cheese and gently fold into the dough. Make balls, however big a ball as you like, you can even make a ball joke to your buddy or irritated neighbor at this point. Then bake on a non-stick baking sheet in the oven around 180 degrees anywhere from 10 minutes to 25 minutes, depending on the size of your balls or how dependable your oven is, my oven does not have a consistent temperature, it has a fluctuating mystery fire that feeds off of my hopes and dreams in order to work. Once they are golden-brown (nice song by the way) on the top, they are done.

Eat with soup. Eat with butter. Eat with friends. Put some in your pockets and go see a movie with your neighbor and then eat your delicious biscuits while watching Blade Runner 2049.