Biscuits with Milk Gravy Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

4 ratings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1/4 teaspoons for gravy
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, for gravy


Preheat the oven to 450°.


In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in the shortening with a fork until it looks like cornmeal. Add the milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly until well mixed.


Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly two or three times. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch cutter.


Place the biscuits in a greased iron skillet. Gently press down top of biscuits. Brush the biscuits with half the 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake for 14 minutes or until golden brown. Brush the hot biscuits with the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Split the biscuits in half and ladle milk gravy over the hot biscuits.


Milk Gravy:


Heat bacon grease in a cast iron skillet. Add the flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly about 1 minute. Add the warm milk slowly and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and stir, until thickened, about 5 minutes, adding milk as necessary to control the thickness. Add 2 tablespoons butter until mixed in. Season the gravy with salt and pepper. Serve hot over biscuits.

Biscuits with Milk Gravy


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4 Reviews

Patricia 9/5/2016
There is no set

There is no set amount of flour. It varies with the size of pan of gravy you make. Just add a little at a time until it forms a paste like look. Then add the milk a little at a time. Stir constantly or you will get lumpy gravy. My grand kids don't like pepper so I wait and add salt and pepper when plated.

Kimberlee 9/27/2015
Do you put flour

Do you put flour in your gravy?? I never made it before. Would love to.

LENI 9/2/2015
Blogger is right

Blogger is right about the flour for the gravy. Being a chef I get it but new bed would get lost. LOL Is a great old recipe. TY.

Bill 3/21/2015
There is not an

There is not an "amount" of flour listed for the gravy. Please update your ingredients list. As a seasoned chef, I can figure it out but many beginners will be lost.

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