Does a Chocolate Gravy recipe sound a bit odd to you? Well for me a professed chocolate lover, nothing with chocolate is ever ruled out but I was intrigued as to what this recipe would taste like when I whipped it up.
Chocolate gravy’s roots are in the South for sure. Anywhere from Louisiana to Tennessee have claimed its origin even dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Anything that lasted that long just has to be good!
A Little History About the Chocolate Gravy Recipe
In days of old, with flour in abundance and other resources scarce, biscuits made a great breakfast and filling snack any time of day. Sweets were not a regular occurrence and so waking up in the morning to find fresh biscuits and a boat of chocolate gravy was a wondrous treat. It was poured over the buttered biscuits, then the tender bread soaks it up and as I found out when I tried it – you are then on your way to heaven no matter what the day has in store for you.
Here is the recipe I used, Don’t try this unless you want the flavor to linger in your mind for the rest of your life. It was purely divine. Also scroll down to find some suggestions about what else you can do with this special biscuits and gravy recipe 🙂
For your Chocolate Gravy recipe you’ll need:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Put sugar, flour and cocoa in a heavy saucepan.
- Add Milk
- Stir well.
- It will be a little lumpy but those will cook up so don’t worry. Just keep stirring. We want to stir this constantly, over medium heat. The goal is to bring it slowly to a boil. We need to be careful though, because if you stop stirring it the milk will scorch rather easily.
- When it comes to a low boil, turn the heat off and continue stirring for a minute or two. This will thicken up rather suddenly to the consistency of a thin gravy.
- Add butter and stir well.
Yes, those are homemade biscuits, too! You can find that recipe here Homemade Biscuits Easy
I hope you can smell this. If not, get into your kitchen and make up some quick! Chocolate Gravy is super easy, but such an indulgent taste! Scroll down to see what you can do with this delightful dessert.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 T flour
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Combine everything except butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
- Once boiling, cut the heat down and stir for a minute more (it will get pretty thick rather suddenly). Take off heat and stir in butter.
- Pour over biscuits. I tear my biscuit up in a bowl first and then pour it over.
Imagine these biscuits warm out of the oven smothered in Chocolate Gravy.
What else can you do with this Chocolate Gravy recipe?
Well I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of this but add some custard filling in the biscuit or some vanilla ice cream for an chocolate gravy Eclair or ice cream sandwich. YUM!
The possibilities are endless with this beautiful chocolate sauce aka gravy.
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Southern Plate Holiday Giveaway
With holidays approaching and many people having difficulties in these interesting times we at Southern Plate wanted to try and help out through the holidays. So we will be doing a series of random giveaways during the holiday season. This Chocolate Gravy Recipe Giveaway will start 11/9/2020 and end at 11/14/20 at 5PM CST. At that time I will announce the winner of this weeks 50.00 Amazon or Visa Gift Card on Facebook. Please read through the rules to see how you can enter.
You can enter to win a 50.00 gift card by
Here are the rules:
1)To enter you must leave a relevant comment/question about the Chocolate Gravy Post Above at the end of this post.
2) The comment/question must be related to something you discovered when you read the post, reviewed the recipe or when you made the recipe or a similar recipe. Tips, tricks, and helpful hints are all welcome. Alternative fun ways to use the gravy in cooking are all possible entries.
If you choose to write a question it must be related to the recipe and truly a question you have where hopefully the answer would be helpful to others reading it. The point of this is to be helpful to others during this holiday season.
3) You can write more than one comment or question but it will only be counted once.
4) Any inappropriate comments will be deleted.
How will a winner be chosen?
I will check the comments at the end of the week. Winners are chosen at random using random.org and have three days to respond by email or alternate winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner via Facebook on Friday evening by 5PM CST. We are not responsible if you do not see your name on Facebook so please be watching your newsfeed on Friday and check back to see the winner on Friday evening.
Looking forward to seeing some of your comments, tips, tricks, suggested uses in other recipes, or questions. Let’s help each other 🙂
Thanks for being a part of the Southern Plate Family!