While every Southerner savors the creamy breakfast favorite, biscuits and gravy, at least every once in a while, it's usually referencing the sausage-speckled gravy our Mama made the best. But on even more rare occasions, Mama would break out the chocolate gravy. Maybe it was for a birthday, or maybe she was feeling a little generous that Sunday morning—no matter the reason, it wasn't a treat to miss.Chocolate gravy is a sweet Southern recipe that pairs perfectly with your favorite flaky biscuits. To those who have never tried it, it might seem like an unlikely duo; but Southerners know the power of a homemade biscuit with a sweet touch. (A fresh biscuit, hot out of the oven and drizzled with thick cane syrup, is another favorite.) This gravy calls for just flour, sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and salt—ingredients you likely already have in the cupboard. You wait until the very end to drop in the butter, ensuring a buttery, smooth finish. This gravy is definitely not for the health-conscious, but we don't think about such things during a bonafide Southern breakfast. Make a batch of this chocolate gravy for a weekend brunch, and we guarantee that your guests will rave.
Chocolate gravy is a favorite at my house. I use a little less sugar and Hershey's cocoa and always add a splash of vanilla extract just before serving. And the big flaky biscuits are a must. Wonderful!
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