Introduction: Mawmaw's Chocolate Gravy
In the South, there's a Southern delicacy that I feel is greatly under appreciated, and that delicacy is chocolate gravy and biscuits. My mom made it for us when we were growing up, and I have loved it ever since. However, it is so hard to come by in restaurants! So, for all of you out there who want a little taste of Southern Heaven, I am here to help.
I must warn you though, once you have chocolate gravy, you'll never want to go back to white gravy. Welcome to the dark side :)
3 Tablespoons butter
7 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups milk
1 can of 8 biscuits (brand and type is your choice!)
Medium sauce pan
Round baking pan
Step 1: Gather Supplies and Preheat Oven
The first step is to gather all supplies listed in the supplies list. Then, we want to preheat the oven for our biscuits. My can of biscuits calls for 350 degrees.
Step 2: Melt the Butter
Measure out 3 tablespoons of butter and then melt it, on low heat, until it's completely melted.
Step 3: Add in Sugar, Flour, and Cocoa
Once the butter is completely melted, we want to add in our 7 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and 3 tablespoons of cocoa. It's important that the tablespoons are measured level and not "heaping". I use the back of my butter knife to level them off.
Step 4: Stir the Mixture
Once the sugar, flour, and cocoa are added into the butter, it's stir time. You want to mix this up until it soaks in all the butter and becomes more solid as shown in the photo.
Step 5: Add the Milk
Once the mixture is stirred up well, it's time to slowly add in the 2 cups of milk while stirring. This will help to break up any large chunks of the mixture.
Step 6: Time for Biscuits
Once you add the milk into the mixture, this is a perfect time to get your biscuits in the oven. So, take a break from the stirring for a moment and start by spraying the pan. Then, pan the biscuits and pop them in the oven!
Step 7: Stir Stir Stir
Now, you'll want to turn the heat up to medium and resume stirring for about 5 minutes continuously. This is going to help break down any remaining chunks and smooth out the gravy. It is very important to keep stirring so the gravy doesn't scorch now that we have turned our heat up a bit.
Step 8: Stir Until Thickened
After 5 minutes on medium heat with constant stirring, you'll want to turn the heat up to medium-high (or about 8) and keep stirring. You will begin to feel the gravy thicken as you stir and you'll see the color darken, as shown in the photos. Once you feel the gravy start to thicken, immediately turn the heat off and keep stirring. This is going to prevent it from getting too thick. Once the gravy is thickened, it's good to go and should be removed from the heat to avoid further thickening.
Step 9: Putting It All Together
Put your biscuits in a bowl or on a plate and cover with chocolate gravy. For extra flavor, add a dab of butter on the top while it's hot. :) Enjoy!