Dixie Grace Cooks
Never heard of chocolate gravy? You're in for a treat! Serve over hot biscuits!
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 stick butter
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- Melt butter in a saucepan or skillet. Add about two tablespoons of dry ingredients to skillet. Add a small amount of milk. Stir until smooth. Continue alternating dry ingredients and milk, stirring to incorporate, until you've added everything.
- Once you've incorporated all of the dry ingredients milk into a smooth liquid, cook to boiling, stirring continually. Once your liquid has thickened to a gravy consistency, take off the heat and stir in vanilla.
- Serve immediately over hot biscuits.
Serve hot biscuits and chocolate gravy at breakfast, brunch or as a dessert!
Una's (Almost) No Fail Biscuits
This recipe from Dixie's Aunt Una may be the easiest biscuit you'll ever run across. But, take it from Dixie, they're good!
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening You may need a bit more of the shortening. Use up to 2/3 cup total to get the desired dough consistency.
- 1 cup milk
- Mix all together. NOTE: You don’t need to cut the shortening into the flour first.
- Generously sprinkle dough board with additional flour. Knead dough until slightly stiff. Roll out to about 1” thick and cut into circles.
- Bake at 400 degrees on a greased baking sheet. Serve warm. Enjoy!
Una always used Crisco when making these biscuits. But you can use one of the new organic veggie shortenings, such as Spectrum. SERVING TIP: Top your hot biscuits with Chocolate Gravy (as shown). Check out Dixie's recipe for Chocolate Gravy here
Dixie’s Famous Fruit Tea
A refreshing and unique take on fruit tea—with real fruit juice for extra nutrition. This tea is perfect to keep on hand for unexpected guests on a warm summer day.
- 1 qt brewed black tea, sweetened to taste
- 2/3 cup Lakewood Organic Papaya Blend
- 2/3 cup No-pulp orange juice
- Fresh limes
- Brew black tea and sweeten to taste. Discard tea bags. Serve over ice with a squeeze of lime wedge in each glass.
- Add Papaya Blend and orange juice. Stir.
- Garnish with lime slices. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy!
Papaya juice is Dixie's secret ingredient in this tea, but don't forget to add the lime. It adds the zing!