Biscuits and chocolate gravy

So total credit for the chocolate gravy in this goes to my good friend, Gary. He’d answered my Facebook question – who were your favorite relatives? and told me about this deliciousness. The recipe is modified to be for a single person except the chocolate gravy will still have extra. But I wanted to try this for lunch so I altered it all to be for just moi. And this will make a fairly decent-sized biscuit.

For the biscuits –

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tbsp cornstarch (optional, but makes the biscuits really soft inside)

dash of salt

1/2 – 1 tbsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp oatmeal

2 tbsp shortening (I’ll use butter shortening, regular shortening, or mix shortening with butter for this part)

*optional to add few teaspoons dry plain creamer – gives it extra creaminess.

DIRECTIONS

Mix all but the shortening together, then use a fork to mix in shortening. Add enough water to combine it all so it’s not wet, but not dry. Try 1/4 cup to start, then add little more, little more. I haven’t measured this part so I can’t tell you how much there is. You can use milk, but I run out so often, combining dry creamer (usually have it on hand) and water is easier for me. Plain water is fine too if you don’t want to add the creamer.

not too wet, not too dry

Drop onto a cast iron pan, cookie sheet, realllllyyy doesn’t matter.

Cook 450 for about 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate gravy

How it can be used – stock image from pixabay

Original recipe here – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/187298/southern-style-chocolate-gravy/

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup cooking cocoa

dash of salt

1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour

6 tbsp white sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 tbsp softened butter

1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

Mix all but the vanilla and butter with a whisk. Then cook over a medium high heat (7-10 minutes) until gravy consistency. Remove from heat, add in vanilla and butter, then mix.

Combine the two of those products and yum! Makes me think of a chocolate donut, but not as sweet.
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