|Biscuits & Gravy|
|3/4||tsp||cream of tartar|
|3/4||cup||butter or 1/2 cup butter & 1/4 cup shortening|
|For Sausage Gravy|
|Preheat oven to 450°. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, & cream of tartar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir until mixture is moistened.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing it for four to six strokes, or just until dough holds together. Pat or lightly roll dough until 3/4 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter; reroll scraps as necessary and dip cutter into flour between cuts.
Place dough circles 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet and serve warm.
While biscuits bake, cook sausage in large skillet until completely browned & season with salt & pepper. Sprinkle in the flour 1 tablespoon at a time until all the oil is soaked up. Brown for 3-5 minutes. Add milk, and cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat & serve over warm biscuits.