Chocolate Gravy

Growing up in Texas, there are many traditional Southern foods we ate.  There is one that my family had never heard of. 

One day this last year, I made brunch for my Grandmother and Mother.  I served something traditionally old but something new to them.  Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy.

Now I knew I couldn’t go wrong.  Both my Grandmother and Mother l-o-v-e chocolate!  Actually, there is a hereditary sweet tooth in the family….shhhhh!  don’t tell her I said that!  I topped the big fluffy biscuits (Pillsbury) with Chocolate Gravy, chopped pecans and a Strawberry fan.  It was the hit of the party.

Chocolate Gravy

3/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of flour

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups of milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of butter

In a pan, mix the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon.  (I sift together in order to avoid lumps but it’s not mandatory.)   Add milk and while stirring cook on medium heat until it thickens.  Stir in the vanilla and butter.  Serve immediately on split biscuits.

These are best on homemade biscuits unless I make them.  Mine, they resemble hockey pucks. Just some things I have never mastered. 

Oh, don’t prepare this ahead of time or over cook or you will have a pudding type mixture.

I served this with a nice strong coffee and bacon on the side.  It was a yummy delight!  I would have taken pictures but there wasn’t time because we were all too busy inhaling after serving their private brunch.

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