I am so honored to be guest posting on Gina’s blog. A little bit nervous also. Gina has been talking about chocolate gravy and biscuits forever and I have wanted to try it for sometime. When she said she would like me to do a recipe I jumped at it. I had never heard of chocolate gravy but what does an Italian from Jersey know about a traditional Southern treat.
I did my homework and I looked to the Queen…Paula Deen for inspiration. I took her recipe as a jumping point and added to it an I think I came up with a yummy chocolate gravy that a Southern Lady would be proud of. Hope you enjoy, I would love to hear what you thought of the recipe.
Recipe for Chocolate Gravy
1/2 stick of butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/3 cup of good rich cocoa
2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup of heavy cream
2 ounces of good milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate
First things first, take all of your dry ingredients and mix them together then give them a good sift. I can not stress this enough, you truly need to sift these ingredients for a totally creamy consistency. Now set them aside and Heat up your butter in a cast iron skillet or a medium sauce pan over a low heat. It is now time to whisk in your dry ingredients until everything is blended, now slowly pour your first cup of milk into the pan whisking constantly, blending well and creating a smooth consistency. Whisk in the remaining milk and continue stirring until you have a nice thick gravy. Now take your chocolate and add to your gravy, on the low heat melt the chocolate into the gravy and then add your heavy cream and stir well to finish the gravy. It is now time to serve.
Take out your favorite biscuits from the oven and you are ready to go! It is now time to serve. Split the biscuits in half and ladle the Chocolate Gravy over the hot biscuits. A bit of whipped cream is a great idea. I made my whipped cream with a tablespoon of vanilla sugar added to it and it was yummy. There are so many desserts you can create with this gravy it is unbelievable. For a really simple one, make some whipped cream, take some pound cake and cut it into cubes and place on a buttered baking pan, pop into the oven at 400 and lightly toast. Place a dollop of gravy at the bottom of a glass, then a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkle a layer of toasted pound cake, then a layer of slightly warmed strawberry preserves, and then repeat, top with whipped cream and a fresh strawberry and some chocolate shavings…simple, delicious and fun! So many variations, just use your imagination and what you have in the house and you are sure to make a hit at dessert time.
Nom Nom Nom! I hope you guys enjoy the recipe – think of me while enjoying it 🙂
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