Sunday, August 1, 2010

Not For The Faint of Heart...

Chocolate Gravy!! Oh My!! I have lived for 45 years and never had or heard of Chocolate Gravy.....until yesterday. I don't considered myself to have led a very sheltered life in any way shape or form, but apparently my chocolate education was lacking - was being the operative word - I feel that it is now complete.
We had a lovely breakfast today of biscuits and gravy..... Chocolate Gravy - Oh My!! I cannot possibly keep this gem to myself - I know that there have to be others out there living in Chocolate Gravy Oblivion as I was - be free!!! Get your biscuits in the oven right this minute and a pot of the stove - do not wait, the time of day does not matter. Do it!! Really!! You will thank me........
Chocolate Gravy.....Oh My!!
3/4 cup sugar (I will use a little less next time)
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional - I used it)
1/4 tsp cayenne (optional - did not use)
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 TBLS butter
Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon & cayenne if using together in a sauce pan. Add milk and whisk over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and butter and serve immediately over biscuits, croissants, waffles, thick sliced french toast - the possibilities are wonderful ;-)
Top with chopped pecans, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar or anything else that floats your boat.
Oh and by the way, although we did not have any, it was unanimous that strawberries would be a very nice side nibble.
This is destined to be on the 'special breakfast' menu - Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Arbor Day - you get the idea ;-)
Bon Appetit!!
Learning as I go,

1 comment:

Marsha said...

I have heard of chocolate gravy since moving to the South, but I've never made it. But I think I will now! Have a great week!

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