Granny made hers in an old black iron skillet and my mother had her own pan that she called the chocolate pan. A few years ago mother was dividing some of the things she knew we kids wanted and when it came to the chocolate pan, she gave that to me. My brother and older sister both wanted it but mother told them that I had asked way long before either of them had so it was mine!! I got some rather mean looks but I smiled and put it under my arm and walked away smiling wide!!
This was our chocolate pan...Nothing but a cast aluminum pan but loved and loved and loved... if my sister or brother either one comes to stay I will make them some chocolate for breakfast in mother's chocolate pan! Wouldn't that be nice of me! :)
So...would you like a little lesson on making homemade biscuit??
Start with self rising flour and some Crisco...I like the butter flavor but the regular will do!
Add some good thick cream... Buttermilk is my favorite but I don't "keep" buttermilk in the house because I don't drink it. But thanks to my hubby's coffee, there is always half and half here!
Stir all of this together until you have your dough. You don't want it runny and you don't want it so thick that it comes out of the pan like a baseball either. :)
Then we can get messy!! Sprinkle some flour on your "clean" countertop! If you are one of those cooks who cannot stand making a mess, then you can lay down some parchment paper...but for those of us who are just plain country, our countertops will do! Nothing a little soap and water won't clean up! :)
Next, you are going to spoon your dough out onto the flour!
Pat it and prick it and mark it with a B! ha!!
Grab your favorite size glass for cutting out your biscuit shape!
Now lookie here!! Aren't they so pretty!! 5 beautiful biscuits!
WAIT!!!! Don't waste!!!
5 biscuits now are 7!!! They are too good to waste!
Pop them into a 450 degree oven and keep a check on them until they are golden brown!
While they are baking, clean up your mess! ha!
As they say in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes".... The secret IS in the sauce!! And it is this morning too! This is my choclate gravy just about finished waiting to be spooned over my crumbled up biscuits!!
Doesn't this look delicious!!! Yes, it is an acquired taste...but don't knock it until you at least try it!
WHAT???? Where is the recipe for the chocolate sauce????... hmmm... That is for next Sunday morning! Can you wait that long? ha! And that will give me another reason to cook this again! Seriously, I don't cook this but maybe twice to three times a year! But I will cook it again next week just for ya'll!! What IS a girl to do!!! :)
And for this week's trivia question:
What is a CAT-HEAD biscuit???
The first person who answers this just like my definition of a cat-head biscuit, will win a prize!!
Next Sunday, I will show you the difference in the biscuit I made this morning and a cat-head biscuit and announce the winner, if we have one!!