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HERBY BUTTERMILK BISCUIT WAFFLE BATTER
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 stick unsalted butter (chilled and sliced into pats)
2 tablespoons rosemary (chopped)
1 tablespoons thyme (chopped)
1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk (chilled)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound breakfast sausage (removed from casing)
1/2 pound turkey sausage
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon chives (chopped, for garnish)
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. For the Herby Biscuit Waffles: preheat waffle iron.
2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda and whisk together. Add the shortening and pinch into the flour to incorporate until small, pea-sized pieces form. Add the cold butter and toss until all of the cubes are coated. Using your fingertips, press the cubes to completely flatten and freeze the mixture for 15 minutes.
3. Add rosemary, thyme and chives and mix to combine. Add buttermilk to the flour mixture. Using a fork, mix until the dough forms a into a ball, the dough will be sticky.
4. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1-inch thickness. Use a 3-inch biscuit cutter to cut the dough into rounds. Re-roll dough until all is used and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
5. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Place biscuit dough rounds into waffle maker and allow to cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and serve with sausage gravy.
6. For Sausage Gravy: in a large sauté pan, add butter and heat over medium-high heat. Add breakfast sausage, turkey sausage and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon. Cook until browned, about 7-9 minutes. Add flour and stir until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk and cook until thickened and bubbly, about 5-7 minutes. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve over biscuit waffles and top with chopped chives.
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