February 20, 2011

As Promised -- CatHead Biscuits on Sunday Morning!! + Chocolate Gravy Recipe!!

Well, have you all been waiting with anticipation to see just what a cat head biscuit looks like???  I have made some this morning so I could show you all what you have been missing!! ha! :)

Just to refresh your memory... This is what your typical rolled out and cut biscuit looks like waiting to go into the oven...
And this is what making a cat head biscuit looks like...

You start with your dough as before....
But instead of making a mess on the kitchen counter, you will get a big glob of your dough on a large spoon...like this....
And just drop it on your greased baking sheet...
Here they are all ready to go into the oven...
And I always have some dough left in my pan...So, no better time than to introduce you all to "Wholecake"!! ha!! Yep...we have a lot of names for biscuit in the south!!  Just grease a skillet of some sort...Me, I use one of my handle-less pans... Pour your dough in just like a cake mix...but not as runny as cake mix... same consistency as your biscuit dough..
Pop your biscuit in the oven and keep a check on it... Cat Head biscuit and Wholecake tend to want to burn on the peaks if you aren't careful... Ah yeah...looking good...
Ta-Da!! Cat Head biscuits at their finest!!!
And here you have the wholecake!!  You can either slice it like you would a cake or do like we do and just pull it off in hunks with your hands.  YUM!!!
Now to prepare the cat head biscuit for the chocolate gravy!!  I love to crumble my biscuit up as I am showing you here... and sometimes I might just slice right through the middle and have 2 flat rounds to pour my chocolate over and then cut them with my fork as I eat it.  My favorite way is to crumble crumble crumble.... :)
 So..... there you have your cat head biscuit!!!  with a wholecake thrown in as a surprise!! So, what do you think?  Gonna make you some???  :)

 WAAAIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

What's that??? OHHHH!! You want the chocolate gravy recipe don't you??? hehe

I did promise you that didn't I... :)


OK .... Put 1 cup of sugar in your skillet...
 Follow with 1/8 cup of flour...
Next add 1/8 cup cocoa powder...
Next using a slotted spoon mix these 3 ingredients together, using the slotted spoon to remove any lumps that may be in the flour.... don't do away with them...simply squish them with the slits in the spoon to make the lump go away...
Now we can turn on our stove eye to high as we add 1 1/2 cups of milk... Using a wire whisk stir the milk into the sugar/flour/cocoa mixture...
When the mixture starts to come to a boil, turn your heat down to medium so you don't scorch your chocolate gravy... Continue stirring with the whisk... Your chocolate gravy will darken as it cooks...
You can add more milk if you want if the chocolate gravy is too thick for your taste buds. Or you can decrease the milk if you want it thicker...  And you can control how thick it gets by simply removing it from the stove eye when it is as thick as you want.  Just play around with it... You can't mess it up!

UNLESS... you forget the butter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now... Who guessed correctly???

Blogger Marcia W. said...
    Cat head biscuits are more of a dropped biscuit and larger, thicker, though sometimes my grandma would form them in her palms. Hers were so good with homemade cane syrup, and more filling. My mother likes thinner crisper biscuits - also with cane syrup. My cousin makes the syrup.

    February 14, 2011 12:17 AM

Blogger Wendy said...

    I make cat head biscuits all the time. My kids don't like the rolled out ones and they love them big! If its not dropped by the spoonful onto the pan they do not want them. Big and knotty as they say!

    February 14, 2011 8:02 PM

These were the only 2 who guessed correctly so I am going to give 2 prizes!!! Please use my contact form and send me your name and mailing address and I will send you a little surprise!!

11 comments:

Quilter in the Gap said...

Boy if you are not careful a wholecake could be confused with a hoecake!!

They sound very similar but are VERY different. Thank you for the information. In this part of the south we call those cathead biscuits drop biscuits. I have never heard them called cathead biscuits. I will have to see how our restaurant patrons (family owned restaurant) respond to that term. Of course we serve cut biscuits. No chocolate gravy either. My aunt would die if I suggested that LOL

We do serve hoecakes though and northerners often ask "what is that?" with a strange look on their face!! I always find it humorous.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cat head biscuits look great and a lot quicker than the rolled ones! I've never tried the chocolate gravy, that sounds pretty good too:@)

PeggyR said...

Those sound really good.

deborah said...

My great-grandmother used to make my uncles chocolate gravy on weekends, and of course, it was poured over cathead biscuits! Love catheads, they just taste different:)

Maureen said...

I make these all the time. I've just never heard the name before. I love them with brown gravy!! What can I say, I'm a West Virginia girl and I love country cooking.

karenfae said...

that is what I also called drop biscuits - your chocolate gravy looks like homemade chocolate pudding just not quite as firm! :) looks yummy.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

krisgray said...

Looks yummy! This Yankee needed to start the day with some education.

The Sewing Loft said...

I am going to try these out! Too bad the chef is not downstairs whipping these up for my breakfast, where is he/her when I need them? LOL

Barb

Merry said...

Oh what a yummy and interesting post. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this Thearica....I enjoyed it.

Wendy said...

I made cat heads this morning....yumo....thanks for the little gift...

susane said...

Très beau blog, merci pour les détails sur les prises de vue, ça va me faire progresser.

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