Southern Chocolate Gravy

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Nothing got me more more excited as a child than for my mom to say, “We’re having chocolate gravy tonight!” My brother and I would do a happy dance. It’s that good.

Now if you’ve never heard of chocolate gravy, please don’t get scared. This isn’t the salty, serve over meat kind of gravy. It’s more like a warm, thick, chocolaty dessert. It can be eaten over some yummy, homemade cat head biscuits (I’ll explain that recipe later, never fear!) or eaten simply by itself. It’s delicious both ways.

I thought it only right to jump off the recipes on The Handmaid with one from my grandma, Janice who just passed away a month ago. This was her family recipe!  I still cannot believe she is gone. She was a beautiful and talented woman!

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My “Maw-Maw” as a little girl.

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On her wedding day

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And at a 50’s themed party with my Paw-Paw in the 1970’s!

I had the pleasure of having my mom with me to make a batch recently!

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SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE GRAVY

1 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of cocoa

4 tablespoons of self-rising flour

2 cups of milk

2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla

Stir together the dry ingredients.

(it can get very funny. Um, I’m not sure why…)

 

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Then whisk in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla.

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Cook in double boiler, stirring over medium heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency. image

Chocolate gravy can also be cooked in the microwave. Cook three minutes at a time stopping to stir.

DIG IN Y’ALL! 

 

 

 

One Response

  1. LOVE!!! Moma would be SO proud of this !!