Squeeeeeee, it's CHOCOLATE WEEK!!!! I know you guys have been waiting for this, so we're going to try to make it really fun!
A few days ago, my husband and step-son were complaining that I don't cook enough Southern food, so here's my answer to that! I've had this Southern treat, maybe only twice in my life, so it was about time I revisit it... Whoa, so yummy, but definitely a once in a while thing. Very rich! Enjoy!
FLUFFIEST BISCUITS EVER:
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup buttermilk, chilled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With a fork (or your fingers) rub butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles crumbs. Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together.
Turn dough (still pretty sticky) onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits and place on a baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform leftover scraps, and continue to cut the rest of the biscuits. Try to knead as little as possible.
Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
Melt the butter in skillet over medium heat. Add cocoa and flour and stir until it forms a paste. Add sugar and milk (even better if the milk is warmed first), stirring constantly until thick.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg