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Sausage Balls

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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.

Biscuit Mix

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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   I needed to make sausage balls for our thanksgiving meal and of course my store bought bisquick mix was out of date.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.