Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chocolate Gravy Over Biscuits - A Sunday Morning Treat

I posted this recipe soon after I started blogging.
I think dear bj @ Sweet Nothings
thought she had died and gone to Heaven
when she made this the first time.

If you have never tried it-well-
you have missed a real treat.

Chocolate Gravy
is  really a Southern dish
and I live in the Midwest.
However, I think I am a
Dixie girl at heart
cuz I love all things South.

While living down there
 I developed a taste for
with lots of REAL butter
and salt and pepper please.

AND a taste for 
Now, if y'all want you can
go ahead and slave over
the biscuit part OR
you can buy Bisquick.

I choose the latter course.
I suppose you could even
lower yourself to buying those
biscuits in a tube...but I'm
not that far down yet!;>)
(sorry all you tube openers)

Anyway, bake yourself up
some biscuits.
and then stir up this...

And pour it over those
biscuits and you will have
a feast fit for a king..
or in my case,
a Queen...

At least once!  And if you can
still do your zipper up you
can have some more

Did I mention that this
is one of
very favorite recipes?
Go figure!

Here is 
Paula Deen's version:

Chocolate Gravy

1/3 stick butter

2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups whole milk
Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat.
 Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa. 
Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and 
whisk well to remove lumps.
 Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, 
until mixture is thick,

 being careful not to scorch. Serve hot over biscuits.

And, pluhleeeze- 
DO NOT let your kid
lick the plate
and put it back in the cupboard.
Let the dog do it.

Thank you to everyone for all your kind comments about my brother.
I am so grateful to all of you that left me messages.
If I did not write you a personal thank you it is because you are a
No Reply blogger when you leave a comment.
Know that I read and was moved by every word you wrote.
Thank you!
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must love junk said...

Oh, Diana, you are soo bad! Now you've got my mouth watering...and I'm craving chocolate for breakfast!! Since we don't have a dog, our cats will have to lick the plate ;)

Tete said...

I can't do it...I just can't do it...Arg! I can't put chocolate on my biscuits! And we use the frozen ones, they are better than the tubed ones. I love white country gravy on mine.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Chris has taken over the cooking while I'm healing from surgery. Perhaps, I should start slipping him recipe ideas. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of chocolate gravy on biscuits! Where have I been??

Katie Mansfield said...

Well, that looks delicious. I would love to try it.
I hoped I fixed the No Reply Blogger thing. I know I fixed that before and wonder how I switched it back. Thanks.

Susie said...

Oh yeah, that's the way we ate our chocolate gravy !! For sure Diana. My aunt Helen made the absolute best biscuits and gravy. We always liked staying over night at her house, just to have that for breakfast. Conniving starving skinny kids that we were. LOL I have a cookbook that has this recipe in it. As much as all my siblings and I loved this, I have never made it. Tell Tete, if she could eat an ├ęclair,she could eat this. :) Glad you are back, xoxo,Susie

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

How does someone as old as me not know about chocolate gravy and biscuits? I gotta try some of that! Now grits, that's another grits...and you have to have real butter! Hugs, Penny

Ron said...

One word: YUM!!!! xo

Beth said...

Oh my that chocolate gravy looks sinful! Don't you just love Bisquick!!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

"...thought she had died and gone to Heaven
when she made this the first time."

Mmmmmm, gonna' be a wet blanket here. I'm not really tempted. 'Cause having had heart artery stents, I would be dieing, if I had such. Just sayin'... Just sayin'.....


muse said...

OMGosh thank you for another shut in cabin fever comfort food this winter! I don't dare get on the scale!

Sharon said...

one question...can I substitute ice cream for the biscuit?

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh, this looks so, so good! I could probably just eat it in a bowl without the biscuits. :) Thanks for the recipe!

Mindy said...

WHAT?! Never in my life have I heard of such a thing. I LOVE biscuits and gravy. Love, love, love - it's my favorite breakfast, love. But chocolate?!?! I dunno, Diana. For dessert, maybe, with some strawberries on top. But I don't know if I could do it for breakfast. Not that I wouldn't dig in if it was served to me. :)
And I laughed out loud at the ice cream substitution comment.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You must be reading my mind! I actually woke up this morning craving chocolate so I had a big glass of chocolate milk. I thought that was quite decadent. But oh my goodness, this would have been really decadent and sooo much better!

The French Hutch said...

I have never tried this and I’m as southern as they come! Looks delicious and I think the time has come! Thanks for sharing this, yummy for Valentine’s Day breakfast.................

Junkchiccottage said...

Yum! Yep just Yum!

Vee said...

Really? Well I trust anything BJ thinks is great. BTW, where has that gal run off to?

Japolina said...

I am never making that. It looks too good!

Judy said...

can you believe I've never made chocolate gravy? I'm pinning it and maybe if my husband is a good boy, i'll make him some one of these days!


Oh yummy, I want choc. gravy...never had any, lol! You've made me hungry for dessert right now! I hope your heart is more settled from your DB's anniversary.
Have a lovely week.


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Oh my...never had bisquits and chocolate gravy before, sounds like a "must try" type of recipe. My husband likes bisquits and gravy, so I am sure you would love this. Glad to see you are back...missed you.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

After being away in Vermont all weekend and eating way.too.much I need to start the Monday diet again tomorrow!
BUT this yummy treat is very, very tempting!!

Blondie's Journal said...

OMG!!! This is decadent! I guess if you don't eat if for breakfast, it's sort of okay!! And I'm sure BJ doesn't mind it first thing in the morning anyway.

I didn't see your post about your brother. I'm going to it now.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am from Virginia and we never had that - biscuit and gravy yes. I am sure going to try that the next time I have biscuit's. Love the picture of the little boy and his dog eating their biscuit's LOL.
Have a great week Diana. I have been down with that darn cold and can't seem to shake it..

Merlesworld said...

Maybe the word gravy, threw me now I've read the recipe I can see they would be pretty good.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Chocolate gravy on hot really do feel like you've gone to heaven! I've never eaten grits....guess my Mama didn't like them! lol But I've always known how to make chocolate gravy. Enjoy your week my friend. It's so nice to see you here on your blog cutting up again! Sweet hugs, Diane

It's Just Dottie said...

I am a southern girl but I have never heard of chocolate gravy!
I bet is tastes like heaven. I am going to see if it does in the morning!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have never heard of chocolate gravy but oh my it looks amazing. Definitely delicious. Biscuits are just about my favorite thing in the world. I cannot imagine the two of them together! Thanks for sharing this again ~ Ann

Gypsy Heart said...

You know, I'm a native Texan but have never made chocolate gravy ~ :) I love homemade biscuits, no tubes please, and I love chocolate...just have never mixed the 2. I'm not a grits girl either. For shame, huh?

Hope things are better and that you have a wonderful week!
P.S. More freezing drizzle/ice on its way here ~ :(

Missy George said...

Oh no Diana !!! Dogs can't have chocolate !!!..I can though :)

chateau chic said...

Oh my, this looks amazing!! Never heard of chocolate on biscuits, but why not? Chocolate makes everything better!
Mary Alice

Kim M said...

Ok, I have NEVER heard of this!! Where have I been?? Chocolate gravy...oh boy, on the menu for tomorrow for sure...going to try to wait for dinner, but I mean, it's chocolate!!

Savannah Granny said...

Diana, I do remember you posting this recipe. I had never heard of it before. Don't know how I missed that. I guess it's more about what your family/mom cooks. I do love grits. I grew up eating grits with butter and sugar. Bob grew up, just a few miles apart, eating grits with butter, salt and pepper. I must say he won me over, in more ways than one. I now love only butter, salt and pepper.
I do intend to try this recipe in the future so I am pinning this time.

Nancy's Notes said...

Okay, I'm wanting that right now! Oh my goodness, it's one that I'm just going to have to make and soon!

Donna said...

I think ya'll are doing your best to fatten us up, Diana! Didn't know you were such a Southern girl! Come on down:)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Diana! I am here, catching up and able to leave comments again! Something is different ... it's fixed!
Thank goodness!

Mimi's shower was absolutely beautiful!

I remember your sudden loss of Charlie. Every day is so precious at our age. It's wonderful that you hold onto Charlie's spirit and share it. That shared "spirit" and your memories gave me a lift and a big smile today!

I have heard of Chocolate gravy, but have never tried it. It's time that I give it a go!

The best of blessings to you and your beautiful family!

White Lace and Promises said...

Now I'm a southern girl and I've never heard of chocolate gravy. Now red-eye gravy, YES! I'm a grits girl, for sure!

Linda said...

I have never heard of chocolate gravy.......biscuits and gravy- yes. I do love my carbs and I am NOT going to try this, it could be a dangerous combination for me.So thanks, but no thanks (in the kindest way).

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - I live in the south - can you tell me how in the world I missed biscuits and chocolate gravy? I got the grits. lol sandie

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Sure looks divine!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my! This looks SO good! I've never had this before.

joanne said...

well, everything about this is just plain WRONG!!! So you know that means I'll be cooking me up some biscuits tomorrow! I knew it had to be Paula Deen when I saw the pictures...chocolate gravy indeed. ha. .;j

Shelia said...

Hi Diana! Oh, can you believe I've never had this? Thanks for the recipe and I'll make some! Yummy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbiedoos said...

I never ever heard of this. I am a Southern transplant and sure love all things South. I LOVE grits,mmmmm... but these chocolate biscuits look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

OH now that sounds like my kind of gravy! Definitely will have to make that one of the new breakfast dishes. The kids will think I have really gone crazy serving this one but they will love it all the more because it is so me!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Mmmmmmm, sounds like an eclair. I'll have to try this.

Linda P said...

What a delicious idea...who knew? Diana, I am so sorry to read about your dear brother's passing of cancer. It is such a deadly disease.
I know it marks the first year of his passing. Please accept sincere condolences. I know you miss him everyday. Treasure the memories....xoxo

Renee said...

I grew up eating chocolate gravy on biscuits. It tastes like a hot pudding on the biscuits. I've made it a few times. My hubby's mother made the best biscuits I've ever eaten. She used to try to help me learn how but I am hopeless so I use the frozen ones. I make sausage gravy for the biscuits sometimes. One of our favorite suppers was when my momma would cook breakfast for supper. She could make biscuits and gravy. :)

I'm a southern girl but hated grits until the last couple years. now I love them. Funny how your tastes change.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, if chocolate is southern than just call me a Georgia Peach, cause I love chocolate. Now, grits are another thing. They remind me of lumpy cream of wheat which is not a favorite of mine. I'm going to try that gravy, on Bisquick biscuits as well..Diana, I just read back about your brother. I remember when it happened and know that a year is not a very long time and it must seem like yesterday still. I know he is looking down on his family and rejoicing that your daughter is bringing a new life into it. Take care. Talk to you later..Judy

Maureen Wyatt said...

Well, chocolate over biscuits is something I've never heard of before. It looks delicious!

Weekend-Windup said...

Feel like eating the biscuit with the chocolate gravy. Feel very hungry.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Never heard of this before ! And the picture at the end...too funny!

Jettie said...

I have made chocolate gravy for years, and don't really like it, but the grands and hubby think they've floated up to heaven, when I break out the chocolate.
That dog reminds me that mine love to lick all plates, or at least be presented with the opportunity. And I used to have the shirt, that said You might be a redneck if your dog doubles as your dishwasher, Thanks Jeff Foxworthy.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Diana, Yummy! These biscuits and gravy look so good. That gravy dish looks just like the one that my mom had, and it was given to me when she passed away. This definitely sounds like good 'ole southern cooking.


living from glory to glory said...

Hello to the southern gal @HEART! I think chocolate gravy sounds wonderful, I think I will try this to pour over my cream puffs next time.
I just wanted to wish you a very sweet and heartfelt Valentine's Day to YOU!
Hope you had a good time with your other Grand Children and also excited about the newest one's arrival!
LOVE, Roxy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Chocolate Gravy! I'm IN! I'm so behind in my blog reading - just catching up now. Glad I didn't miss this post - it sounds scrumptious!

bj said...

HOLY MOLY ...that little box works....I am sooo impressed.