Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

A gravy made with flour, cocoa, sugar, butter, vanilla and milk, is best served right over some piping hot biscuits... yes, even if they are straight out of the can!

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Okay. Chocolate and gravy. Two words that you don't likely associate together, so I know this is a totally weird concept. I do!!  But hey, don't knock it till ya try it cuz I tell you what, there are lots of google searches that land here looking for this stuff.  Give it a try and I'm guessing you'll be sold too.

When you get ready to want some of these {and you will want some of these}, you certainly could make your biscuits from scratch, and of course that's the best way to go always when one has a choice, but if ya got a hankerin' for biscuits in a hurry, I highly advise that you should always have at least one can of whoompf biscuits on hand in the fridge.

Course those kind of biscuits are the biscuit cans that you whoompf against the edge of the counter to pop open, in case you weren't sure about that! I don't care how many times in all my years of livin' that I've done that, the sound of that air poppin' out of those cans has always scared the beejeesus outta me!

Anyhoo... you use the whoompf kind of biscuits because you usually make this when you want chocolate, you want it now, and the only form of chocolate that you have in the house is cocoa in the pantry, so who has time for scratch biscuits under those circumstances?? We are in a hurry here!

Get those biscuits goin' in the oven and start makin' the chocolate gravy. Yep. Chocolate. Plus gravy. Chocolate Gravy. Sounds kinda weird doesn't it, but by now with all the great southern bloggers out there, her Majesty the Sweet Potato Queen {of Jackson, Mississippi I might add} herself, and the now widely famous southerner, Miss Paula Deen, you surely have seen this bit of heaven by now?

Well, now it's about time for you to experience it, I'd have to say!

Now, it's true. This so-called Chocolate Gravy is essentially just a Homemade Chocolate Pudding served hot, over hot-from-the-oven biscuits, we know that. But, we like to call it Chocolate Gravy because, well, it makes us feel like we've gone and gotten all clever and invented something special... so, just play along, 'k?

Recipe: Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 10 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

  • Homemade buttermilk biscuits or 1 can of buttermilk biscuits (like Grands Homestyle)
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa (like Hershey's)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

Prepare the biscuits. In the meantime, in a medium sized saucepan whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and sugar until well mixed. Set that pot over medium high heat and begin to whisk the milk in, a little at a time at first, until the mixture is blended in well. Continue whisking and adding the remaining milk, whisking until the mixture begins to bubble up and thicken. Whisk in the butter until fully incorporated, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

Grab a hot biscuit, split it in half and pour the gravy over it. Or just pour the chocolate gravy into a small ramekin, grab a biscuit and tear off pieces for tipping. Dance a happy dance.


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