This is a tribute to a wonderful woman, who had 14 children and many
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
I have enjoyed Coco gravy all my life,it was always a warm hug when you needed it.
Our Grandmother loved making this for us and today I want to share it with all of you. It feels like she is here with me, making it and hugging me all over again.
Lots of people make this country dish hope you try it.
Step 1: Kitchen Tools and Ingredients
You will need :
Measuring cups & spoons
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
pinch sugar (optional)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons bacon grease ( option ,if you don't want bacon, just add more butter)
5 strips of crisp bacon
1 cup Milk
Ingredients : Coco gravy
3/4 c. sugar ( you can use less and add more to taste later)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup coco powder ( lots of choices, some can be quite strong tasting)
(Hershey's is good)
1 1/2 cups water ( milk can be used) My Grand never used milk and
neither do I.
Butter to taste
Step 2: Biscuits
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place flour, sugar, and salt into bowl with butter. Break up with fork until crumbly then add in baking powder and bacon grease. Stir a little.
Time to add in wet ingredient a little at a time, but don't over work, just till Incorporated.
Break up bacon into tiny bits and fold into biscuit dough.
Take the cookie sheet with a little oil and drop spoon fulls of dough. (You can roll and cut them out if you want them pretty and uniform) I just want to eat it.
Place in oven and bake for about 12 min. or until golden brown. (Oven temps.may vary)
While they are cooking make your gravy, then when biscuits are done let them cool some, before putting on plate.
Step 3: Coco Gravy Time!
In a dry mixing bowl put, sugar, coco, flour and pinch of salt. Blend ingredients together.
Put water in the cooker and pour in dry ingredients and mix till incorporated. Turn on cook top to medium heat, constantly whisk the coco, making sure it doesn't stick to pan and burn.
It will start to thicken keep mixing it usually takes about 7 min. When it has thickened like gravy, remove from heat and at this time you can add butter and taste. (More sugar and butter as well as flavorings can be added at this step if you like)
Some times when I feel a little stuffy, I will add peppermint oil. It really is nice on the throat and helps you breath well. If you like chocolate coated oranges or raspberries, a drop of the fruit oil is wonderful to.
Step 4: Plating It Up.
Place a biscuit or two on a plate, pour on your coco gravy and top with butter. Garnish if you like.
Well pardon me, I going to go eat know and enjoy a hug from my Grandma who I miss very much and love with all my heart.