Recipe: Biscuits and Kief-Infused Spicy Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy Cannabis Now

Elevate this classic comfort food with a dash of decarboxylated cannabis.


What’s one of the most popular breakfast dishes in the United States, especially in the South? Biscuits and gravy, of course! This stick-to-your-ribs breakfast is perfect on a cold morning, no matter the season. The tender biscuits are seasoned with savory herbs and spices that will turn you into a biscuit-aholic. And most importantly, the country gravy in this recipe has been completely revamped from traditional gravy with the addition of the McFly strain and a special seasoning blend.

With each bite, you will notice the spicy-yet-earthy dank tones of the McFly dancing with the complimentary flavors of the jalapeno sausage and seasoning blend. This hybrid will grace your mind with a soaring head high while giving you relaxing body benefits. You are guaranteed to be left wanting more, even with a full belly! If you have never been introduced into the world of strain-specific edibles, this is the perfect introductory recipe. Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee, a mimosa, or a pot of tea for a delicious hearty breakfast.

Mise en place:

Biscuits:

2 cups flour

1 cup buttermilk

6 tablespoons cold butter

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons Sun Dried Tomato Mrs. Dash seasoning

2 teaspoon Original Mrs. Dash seasoning

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 pinch sea salt and a tiny bowl of reserve sea salt

Gravy:

1 gram decarboxylated McFly kief

3 jalapeno sausage links uncased or 1/2 pound ground sausage

3 cups cold milk

4 tablespoons flour

3 teaspoons no salt seasoning blend of your choice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons dried chopped onions

1 teaspoon dried garlic slices

cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 360 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients for the biscuits. Cut in the butter with a fork until the butter resembles large crumbs. Slowly add the buttermilk with one hand while gently mixing with the other. While you are mixing, be careful not to over-mix the dough or it will become too glutinous.

Step 2: Once the dough is formed, roll out onto a floured cutting board or counter and cut the dough into rounds. You can use a biscuit cutter or a round cookie cutter to do this. Take your reserve bowl of sea salt and gently sprinkle it on the tops of each biscuit.

Step 3: Place the rounds onto a baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. These biscuits will come out tender and light in color when done right.

Step 4: To activate (or decarboxylate) your McFly kief, crumble it onto a clean baking tray. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Once the oven is hot, add the pan to the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Pull from the oven when the time is up and let cool.

Step 5: In a skillet, add the sausage, spices, herbs, and decarboxylated McFly kief. Fully cook the sausage. Transfer the sausage into a small bowl to hold, keeping the sausage drippings in the pan.

Step 6: Melt the butter into the skillet holding the sausage drippings. Using a whisk, slowly add the flour to make a roux. You need to keep whisking as you add or the roux will burn. Continue to whisk while slowly adding the milk. Continue to whisk until the gravy mixture cooks down and thickens. Once the gravy is thick, add the meat back in. Continue to cook and whisk until the meat has warmed back up again.

Step 7: Cut a biscuit in half, and pour some gravy into the middle of it. Put the top of the biscuit back on and pour even more gravy on top of the biscuit. Enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee, tea, or breakfast drink of your choice.

Dosage:

If one gram of kief tests at 60 percent THC, 60 percent of 1,000 mg (1 gram) would be 600 mg. So if you added 1 gram worth of kief into the total recipe at 60 percent THC, it would contain 600 mg total.  Sub the number of your kief’s THC percentage and do the math to figure out your dosing. If you want a smaller dose, cut the cannabis down to a smaller portion like 1/8th of a gram or adjust the servings as needed.

Strain Suggestions:

I would recommend using strains that possess sweet, spicy and hash-like terpenes. The following would be ideal if you didn’t have McFly: Headband, G-13, Hindu Kush, Bermese Kush and Spice (the strain, not the synthetic weed). If you cannot find these strains, do not worry — just follow your nose and taste buds! Have fun with it!

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Jessica Catalano is a professional cannabis chef, writer, cannabis food blogger, author of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution: The Bible of Cannabis Cuisine, a medical cannabis patient herself, and the pioneer of strain specific cannabis cuisine for flavor. She is a medical cannabis and cannabis lifestyle advocate who lives in Summit County, Colorado that has combined her two loves of food and cannabis into stylish medicated strain specific dishes for MMJ patients.

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