Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Chocolate gravy is delicious!  I remember the first time I had it.  A best friend of mine’s mother made it for us when we were having a sleep over at her house one weekend.  I’ve been a chocoholic since childhood you see and so having chocolate for breakfast was pretty much Heavenly.  If you haven’t tried it, you need to do so!  The following recipe was found on this blog.  Chocolate gravy isn’t overly sweet, so it’s not like a having a melted candy bar over biscuits in the morning.  If you find it’s too sweet for you in the morning, cut back on the sugar a little.

Chocolate Gravy

5 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 Tbsp flour

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

4 Tbsp sugar

1 cup milk

1-1/2 tsp vanilla

Melt butter in skillet. Stir in flour, cocoa powder and sugar and continue to cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the milk a bit at a time, making sure to incorporate it fully. Once all the milk has been added, cook for another 2 minutes, until thick. Add vanilla off heat. Serve over biscuits, toast or if you really want to be decadent, toasted pound cake. Some people even serve it over eggs, but I’m not quite ready for that yet.

 

Biscuits

This was given to me by a friend, she referred to it as a 2, 1, 1/2 recipe:

 

2 Cups Self-Rising Flour

1 Cup Milk (I find I don’t need quite that much) (use buttermilk for buttermilk biscuits)

1/2 cup cold butter

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Cut butter into flour using a pastry cutter.  Work fast, you don’t want your butter to melt before you get the biscuits in the oven. Cut butter into flour until it there are no large chunks, will look a little “chunky” for the lack of a better word.  Add milk.  Biscuits should be moist, but if they’re sticking to your hands and the bowl, there’s too much milk, add more flour if you add to much milk.  You should be able to handle the dough without much sticking to your hands.  

You can either drop biscuits by the spoon full onto a baking sheet or roll them out on a floured surface (until about 1/2 inch thick) and cut with a biscuit cutter.  Place biscuits touching each other on a baking sheet.  Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.  I use the toothpick test on biscuits, just like a cake!  

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