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Biscuits and Gravy Possibilities?


#1

I grew up on this stuff and when I first learned to cook, perfecting a sausage gravy cost me tons in flour and milk until I finally knocked it out. With almond flour coming into my life, I was wondering if anyone has attempted to make a decent roux with almond flour?

Almond flour biscuits doen’t seem like a difficult task (guessing I could adjust the muffin recipe or look up almond flour biscuits…or just put gravy on muffins).

The gravy is what I’d like to get right. Au jus is great for roasts and turkey and all that jazz, but for Biscuits and Gravy it’s gotta be richer and creamier.

Theory:
1 TBS Almond Flour
1 TBS fat (i.e. sausage drippings or bacon drippings)
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (maybe light coconut milk, full fat coconut milk would probably be overkill…but who knows?)

When I get some free time this week I’ll try to whip up the gravy and see how it turns out. I just wanted to post the idea while it came to me and before it disappeared in my sleep.


#2

Quick thought: Coconut flour may play a role here too for gravy. See my “goop” recipe in today’s <a href="http://velocity.t-nation.com/strength-training-blog/chris-shugart"target=“new”>LiveSpill.


#3

I would not bother with a roux, at least for thickening purposes. I have not found anything besides flour that works. I would use xanthan gum as a thickener and maybe add some low-fat cream cheese along with the almond milk. You could sprinkle some coconut flour over the browned sausage crumbles to soak up some of the grease so that it emulsifies into the gravy nicely (rather than just being an oil slick), or just drain the excess grease.


#4

http://images.t-nation.com/forum_images/b/4/b440b_ORIG-20101020biscuitsgravy2.jpg


#5

Floridagirl I’d marry you if you made me that. Mmmm, thanks for that, I know what I am trying this weekend :slight_smile:


#6

I just ordered coconut flour to try that next week. I couldn’t find it locally.


#7

[quote]Tirith wrote:
I just ordered coconut flour to try that next week. I couldn’t find it locally.[/quote]

You could do almond flour biscuits; there’s a link within my blog post for a recipe. However it’s a LOT higher calorie; 236 cals and 4 net carbs per biscuit as opposed to 119 cals and 2 net carbs for the coconut flour version.


#8

[quote]floridagirl wrote:
http://stuffimakemyhusband.blogspot.com/2010/10/biscuits-and-gravy.html[/quote]

I was just gonna post that link. I just saw your blog and all the kick ass recipes you have made.


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