Well, I took a little hiatus, but now I'm back with chocolate so hopefully you can forgive me. Chocolate gravy has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember. It's a very southern thing, so some of you may be be scrunching your nose and saying "ewww" like my teacher did in 11th grade when I mentioned chocolate gravy. You may be thinking it is a savory gravy with chocolate, but it's pretty much a dessert gravy, very sweet. My grandma would make this almost every time my cousins and I spent the night with her and it was one of the highlights of the visit. She, of course, made her own delicious biscuits and you could too, but this time I just used the Pillsbury biscuits.
Before we get to the recipe, here are some festive pics. It's always exciting when it's time to put up the tree. Pretty lights and sparkly colors.
I went with some friends to look at Christmas lights and Nessie was there!
I could swim in that chocolatey goodness!
Yield: About 2 cups
5 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 heaping Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 cups of milk
*My grandma always used a cast iron skillet for this and so do I. You could use a saucepan if you don't have cast iron skillet.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, and cocoa; set aside.
Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in skillet. Whisk the dry ingredients into the melted butter and cook 1 minute, but don't let it burn. Next, start with 1-1/2 cups of milk and gradually stir into the butter mixture. Continue whisking until it comes to a boil and thickens. This could take a while; you will get an arm workout, ha! If it becomes too thick, gradually add more milk until you reach a pourable but somewhat thick consistency. Serve over warm biscuits.