Here is the recipe I use to make sausage balls. 2 1/2 to 3 cups biscuit mix, l pound sausage, 10 oz shredded cheese. The sausage and the cheese need to be room temperature. I use cheddar cheese. Any sausage will do. If you have your own that is great but if I am buying it from the store, I prefer to get the less expensive brand. They usually have more fat content and I think that makes them better. This is a hands on recipe. Then only way I have found to mix it all together is with my hands. First I mix the sausage and cheese together then gradually add the biscuit mix a little at a time, making sure it mixed well each time. Then form into balls. Bake at 300-325 for 15-20 min. Let cool and enjoy. These are one of our family’s favorite holiday treats. God bless.
Tired of buying this out of the store? Well, today Jess and I came across a recipe to make our own. We found it in our Mennonite cookbook. I needed to make sausage balls for our thanksgiving meal and of course my store bought bisquick mix was out of date. I will be making this mix today but I felt confident enough in Mrs. Shank’s recipe to post it without trying it first. I very seldom do that but every recipe I have tried from this cookbook has been excellent. I feel confident this one will be also. The recipe is:
8 cups all purpose flour, 1/3 cup baking powder, 2 tsp. cream of tartar, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt, 1 1/2 cups dry milk powder. Mix together thoroughly. 2 cups vegetable shortening. Cut in until mixture is fine uniform crumbs. Store in airtight container in cool dry place. Yield 13 cups mix which makes 45-50 biscuits. To make biscuits, blend together 3 1/2 cups mix and 2/3 cup water. Stir just until liquid is mixed into the dough. Form into a ball and knead slightly. Pat or roll out to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 min. Makes 12 large biscuits.
Temperatures are nice here today but the clouds are moving in. I have clothes on the line, hoping they will dry. Yesterday was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine. I certainly am enjoying these warm temperatures. I was looking on our calendar. Last year on Dec. 5th we had our first snow and it snowed all winter. It was a beautiful but hard winter. I wonder what the Lord has in mind for this winter.
Time for school. Enjoy your day and God bless.