SCD Buttermilk Gravy & Biscuits
If you are on the SCD or other gluten free diet and a country girl like me, chances are you have had to cut out those warm, fluffy biscuits with luscious milk gravy. Take heart though, I have come up with a buttermilk gravy recipe that will satisfy that craving.
First, I made some SCD compliant biscuits.
SCD Butter Biscuits
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon honey
1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda. Blend well using a whisk, set aside.
2. In large glass measuring cup, soften butter in the microwave. Whisk honey and eggs into the butter. Pour into dry ingredients and mix with a fork.
3. Roll the dough into a ball, wrap in wax paper and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
5. Place the chilled dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper, and roll to a thickness of 1 inch. Cut out biscuits using a biscuit cutter, or roll into balls and shape by hand.
6. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the outside and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Recipe courtesy of scddiet4kids.
While your biscuits are baking in the oven, you can get started on your gravy. I know you may be puzzled over the first ingredient, saying “cashews, really?” Yes, cashews. Surprisingly, cashews form a neutral tasting cream sauce that can be morphed into alfredo sauce, or even buttermilk gravy!
SCD Buttermilk Gravy
1 cup cashews
1 cup water
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
8 tablespoons SCD yogurt, plain
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, fresh coarsely ground
1. Using a high-powered blender, blend cashews with water to create a cashew cream, set aside.
2. In a large iron skillet over medium heat, place one tablespoon of bacon drippings.
3. Add cashew cream and yogurt to the skillet and whisk until smooth.
4. Add salt and pepper, continue to whisk until thick and bubbly.
5. Transfer hot gravy to serving bowl and spoon over biscuits.
Notes: You can add in some cooked, drained sausage crumbles to make sausage gravy. I make my own SCD yogurt in a 1 quart jar using the simple Paleo Leap Homemade Yogurt recipe. Also, for the bacon drippings, you can either spoon some from a fresh batch of bacon or from reserves. I typically reserve my bacon drippings when I cook bacon and save only the most clarified oil in a small jar and keep it in the fridge for future use. It will solidify in the fridge, but melts down nicely when you are ready to cook.