Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chocolate Gravy

Every so often I will surprise myself and cook breakfast. We're mostly a cereal and pastery family even on weekends. However, for the past few days I have been thinking it might be nice to get up one morning and make some chocolate gravy.

I remember my mother making it for me from time to time growing up and also having it at my grandparent's. I have to say I was not a huge fan of it as a child. To me, there was something a little wrong in taking a commodity as great as chocolate and putting it on an ol' biscuit.

Like many things from childhood, though, it becomes more well loved as it becomes more nostalgic.

While it's not something we would want to eat (or could eat) every weekend, we like to have it three or four times a year. So, this morning I made my family chocolate gravy. You all know there's no way I could do it any other morning of the week. I'm late to work and church everyday as it is...throw in something like cooking breakfast and I wouldn't be able to show up until noon.

Now, many of you have probably had this kind of gravy before, especially if you were raised in the south. However, if you haven't you should try it one day.


1/2 stick of butter

2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/3 cocoa

2 cups milk

Heat butter in skillet over medium heat.

Add the sugar, flour, & cocoa in a little bowl and whisk to blend.

Then add the dry ingredients to the butter and stir. Will be clumpy.

Slowly, add the milk. Whisk to remove lumps.

Bring to a boil for just a minute, stirring constantly so it won't stick.

Remove from heat and pour over hot, buttered biscuits.


Have a great weekend, y'all!

image via

because I was too busy eating my breakfast to take pictures of it. ;)


Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Ironically I was just talking about chocolate gravy with my students on Friday! lol I have never had it, but this sounds like something I could try. And, it sounds delicious.

Dreadnaught said...

Sharing this with my mom and sister. This looks so good lol.