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Cafeteria Turkey & Biscuits Recipe

For gravy:

1/4 cup margarine or butter

1/2 cup enriched all-purpose flour

1 quart + 1/4 cup chicken or turkey stock, non-MSG, hot

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp ground black or white pepper


Melt margarine or butter in stock pot. 

Blend in flour and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently until light brown, about 5 minutes. 

Slowly stir in chicken or turkey stock, poultry seasoning, onion powder, and pepper.  Blend well and bring to boil.  Reduce heat.  Simmer on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, 6-8 minutes.

Add cooked turkey or chicken and heat through.  Pour over biscuits.


For biscuits:

3 1/2 cups enriched all-purpose flour

4 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp salt

1 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups milk


Blend flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add shortening and blend into dry ingredients.  Mixture will be crumbly.

Add milk and mix for approximately one minute.

Turn onto lightly floured surface.  Knead ball of dough lightly for one minute.

Roll or pat to 1/2" thickness.  Cut with floured 2" biscuit cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until lightly browned at 450° for 12-14 minutes.