Cacio e Pepe Scones and Sausage Gravy

November 28, 2016
2 Ratings
Photo by Ali
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This hearty breakfast combines savory cheese and pepper scones with a rich sausage cream gravy. The scones can be made in advance and frozen. —Ali

What You'll Need
  • Cacio e Pepe Scones
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • .5 teaspoons salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • .5 cups unsalted butter
  • .5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • Cream Gravy with Sausage
  • 6 link sausages, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cacio e Pepe Scones
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper. Cut the butter into slices. Add the butter into the dry mixture and either use a pastry cutter or your hands to incorporate the butter until it forms pea size chunks. Add the cheese and mix it in. Add the heavy cream and egg gently incorporating until all the flour/butter mixture is wet and sticks together in a shaggy dough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and form into a circle. Cut the dough into twelve pieces that radiate out from the middle of the circle. Gently separate each piece – you want just a bit of space between each scone so that they can rise.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops of the scones are golden brown. These can be frozen and reheated wrapped in aluminum foil at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes.
  1. Cream Gravy with Sausage
  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Add the flour a bit at a time, whisking constantly. The flour may clump a bit and that’s fine. Once all the flour is incorporated, add the milk slowly, continuing to whisk. Bring to a low simmer and cook until the gravy begins to thicken. Stir the entire time to keep the milk from burning. When the gravy is to your preferred consistency, take off the heat and add the sausage.
  3. Serve the cream gravy with sausage over one or more Cacio e Pepe scones, split in half. Enjoy!

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5 Reviews

sexyLAMBCHOPx November 30, 2016
A recipe like this is right up my alley. I make something similar but use bulk breakfast sausage and use nutmeg and chili powder with black pepper. Since I'm not a baking person, I would cheat and use regular scone and add what you list to mimic the flavors & the sausage links. I love biscuits & sausage gravy and savory casseroles for big breakfasts. Good luck!
Ali November 30, 2016
The recipe for the scones should include 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or similar hard cheese. So sorry about the error!
emcsull November 30, 2016
wait, am I blind ?!? What cheese ?
Ali November 30, 2016
Aack! I can't believe the cheese is missing, but indeed - this recipe should include 1/2 cup of Parmesan or a similar hard cheese in the scones. Thank you for pointing that out to me!
AntoniaJames November 29, 2016
Yes, please!! ;o)