12.19.2009

chocolate gravy?

This is the time of year for a bit of indulgence. It's time for rich and creamy. It's time to cook up a little chocolate gravy over biscuits for breakfast!

One of my fondest memories from childhood is sitting down to a plate of my Grandma Lorene's chocolate gravy over biscuits. My grandma is from down south and down south chocolate gravy is (or was) a big deal.

Unfortunately, I don't have my grandma's recipe so I did a little online surfing and found that Paula Deen has a nice one.

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Another way to serve chocolate gravy is in a bowl topped off with either Ritz or Saltine crackers.

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This stuff is so rich, creamy, buttery, and chocolaty!

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A small amount will do ya!

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Doesn't it look scrumptious?! Have a bite!

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Chocolate Gravy
adapted recipe from Paula Deen

1/3 stick of butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2
1 cup milk

Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat. In a small bowl combine sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Add to melted butter. Stir to combine. Slowly add the 1/2 and 1/2 and whisk to remove any lumps. Whisk in milk, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened to gravy consistency. Serve immediately over warm biscuits or topped with crackers.

If you haven't had chocolate gravy, I highly recommend you try it at least once in your life. There's nothing quite like it!
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I also wanted to show you this cute photo of my kids from this morning. My daughter is making my son's hair fancy....or something like that. ;0)

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Hope you're having a nice weekend!

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43 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks so good love it and cut snap

5 Star Foodie said...

Ooo, I'm making this chocolate gravy tomorrow and I even have some saltine crackers too! Yum!

NYCGAL said...

OMG never have seen this before and it looks delish!!

Jhonny walker said...

looks fantastic!

Jeannie said...

Awesomeness! What can I subtitute 1/2 and 1/2 with? I don't think I can get it in my nearby supermart.

Jenn said...

I'll take a whole bowl of that choco gravy. Forget the crackers and cookies just give me a spoon!!!!

kallay said...

oh. my. thighs!

this looks divine.

Chef E said...

Wow I have not thought of this in forever! I have to make this and tell my sister, as she loved this seriously loved it!

♥peachkins♥ said...

aww..your daughter is sweet...that chocolate gravy makes my mouth water..

HoneyB said...

Your chocolate gravy looks so good! I have never had anything like this before. I sure do believe I could dig right into a biscuit covered in this!

Cathy said...

Aaahhh, those wonderful memories of sitting at grandma's table enjoying a treat only she could make. I've never heard of chocolate gravy before, Kim. I love saltines and can imagine how good this must be.

Heidi said...

Only Paula Deen would come up with a way to make chocolate into gravy. Sounds yummy!

TKW said...

Chocolate gravy on Ritz crackers--how Southern can you get! I bet those cute kids loved it, too.

Joanne said...

Wow. This sounds fantastic. I love the ritz cracker idea. Buttery chocolaty goodness.

girlichef said...

Oh, chocolate gravy!? I've never heard of it...definitely gonna have to try it :) Cute pic of the kiddos!

Katy ~ said...

Chocolate gravy is a new one to me, but it does sound like heaven in a spoon for chocolate lovers.

So cute to see the kids together, having fun. Love that!

Mother Rimmy said...

I've never heard of chocolate gravy. I can see why this would be a hit with the family!

A Year on the Grill said...

oh ny goodness... so decadent and simple

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Mmm. chocolate.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a decadent treat! I love the sweet and salty ritz combo!

koralee said...

This is all new to me...but I love chocolate so I think it would be a winner in my home. May your Christmas week be full of Joy.

Claudia said...

Chocolate gravy. OH! Chocolate GRAVY! Wow - I can think of amillion uses.... and love the last photo of the kids. So sweet.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how yummy! I've always wondered how to make this. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Kim, that chocolate gravy looks great! Happy Holidays in advance! :)

Julia said...

GET OUT!!! No no, you can't do that to me again.

Well Ok you dont have to leave. It's your blog after all. ;)

BTW. Suzi made your eggnog cookies and YUM YUM to my TUM TUM. Thanks for inspiring her.

Michelle said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!

Sort of like ganache only better!

Bellini Valli said...

It is 12:30 at night. I am going to have dreams of chocolate gravy.

Natashya Kitchen Puppies said...

Good old Paula. Chocolate gravy, oh my!
Such a cute photo too.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

What on earth!? I've never had that (or heard of it) but after looking at those pictures, I bet I will!!! Great pics, by the way, but you could make a tennis shoe look good! LOVE the picture of your daughter "styling" your son's hair! ☺ Have a great day ~ ♥

"And so our stories go..." said...

I have never heard of chocolate gravy!!! I love it. Get me a spoon. Mary

Jen said...

Wow, that looks like heavy. Who knew you could have the best of both worlds, chocolate and gravy?

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Chocolate gravy :-).....and Ritz cookies.Wow

cookbookapprentice said...

Very cute! Your son looks like he's not in the mood for fancy : ).

Chocolate gravy, what a fun, yummy idea!

Faith said...

Oh my goodness Kim, this looks insanely good! I only wish I had heard of it sooner...I've been missing out! ;)

Barbara Bakes said...

This is the first I'm hearing of chocolate gravy! It looks like I've been missing out!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds awesome!

Lisa said...

What's not to love? A super idea. Looks like great fun!

Sweet and Savory said...

Kim, I can think of 140 ways to use this chocolate gravy. I guess, I should make a lot of it.

WhisperingWriter said...

Chocolate gravy??!!

Heck yeah!

Angie's Recipes said...

Of course! I want chocolate gravy all over my pancakes!

doggybloggy said...

I may never stop making chocolate gravy after this - my head is spinning with ideas for the stuff - BRILLIANT!

Barb said...

My mom used to make us biscuits and chocolate syrup for breakfast. (Mom made or own or used Hershery's in the can) People always think we are crazy when we talk about it. I make for my children every now and then. My husband doesn't care for it. If we had no biscuits we used toast. It has been a while since we had any.

Kade' Boteh said...

OMG...I am a chocolate fiend. I should have quickly scrolled past this post but I'm SURE glad I didn't! (writing this recipe down)

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