There was a time in my life when I wondered just what the heck I was doing with myself. I wasn’t making a difference to anyone but my immediate family. I wasn’t out there saving the whales, or waving around signs and shouting in protest, I wasn’t living in a tree for 3 years so that no one could cut the tree down. Then I began to blog.
What, you might be wondering, am I talking about? I write a food blog, for the love of Pete! I’m still not saving any whales!
First, I say, don’t hate.
Second, you watch your mouth, missy.
Third, I am totally changing the world. I’m changing your world. I’m introducing you to delicious, chocolatey goodies. Take this chocolate gravy, for instance. Up until about 30 seconds ago, half of you probably didn’t even know there was such a thing as chocolate gravy. You led a sad life. No, make that tragic. You led a tragic life and you probably cried yourself to sleep each night, am I right?
No more, I say. No more!
See? I am totally, completely, superbly important. Without me, you wouldn’t know how to make biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast any ol’ time you feel like it. You can have ’em for a snack or dessert too, if you’d like. Me? I just eat my chocolate drenched biscuits all day long. The gravy is nice and thick, much like a warm chocolate pudding. Not too sweet and just the right amount of richness.
I just changed your world. For the better.
enough to cover about 8 biscuits
- 8 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar (add up to 1/4 cup more if you like it sweeter!)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- tiny pinch of salt
Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the cocoa powder and flour until well combined and bubbly from the heat. Stir in the sugar until the mixture is nice and thick, then slowly add in the milk whisking constantly. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened into a gravy-like consistency. This should take about 5 minutes. Stir in the salt and vanilla and remove from the heat. Spoon over freshly baked biscuits.
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