Use either 8 oz of pork sausage or 4 Morning Star Farms Breakfast Sausage Pattiesthis is what we used, cooked and chopped fine
6strips of baconcooked and chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 425° and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
Drop the cubes of butter into your flour mixture and use 2 butter knives to "cut" the butter into the mixture. Continue to cut the butter and stir as you go until the butter chunks are about the size of peas.
Once your butter is completely cut into the mixture pour your buttermilk into the mixture and use a fork to fold the mixture together. The dough will be a wet shaggy dough texture.
Flour your countertop and place the dough ball on your counter. Flour the top of the dough and gently knead the dough a couple of times. You want the butter to stay cold so touch the dough the least amount possible and work quickly. Press the dough out to the desired thickness (½ inch - ¾ inch thick) and use a small cup (about 3 inches across) to cut the dough into circles. Place on your parchment paper lined baking sheet and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on the top.
Cook and chop both your sausage & bacon and set aside.
Place your butter in a large skillet over medium heat and heat until melted. Add your milk and sift in the flour while whisking continuously. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Add your bacon & sausage. Add salt & pepper to taste. We used about ½ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt. But it's all depending on your taste.
*** We used Morning Star Farms Breakfast Sausage patties because I'm not a fan of pork sausage. I also like the seasonings and flavor that the Morning Star Farms adds to the dish. You might want to add a little extra seasonings if you are using just regular pork sausage.