Grandma’s Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Chocolate gravy
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups of milk (add more milk if you like a thinner gravy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of butter

Mix together in a black skillet the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt. Pour the milk in gradually while stirring over medium heat until the gravy thickens. Add the vanilla and butter and serve immediately with biscuits.

Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled shortening (Grandma used lard, Momma used Crisco)
¾ cup buttermilk

How to Prepare

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into the flour until it is the size of peas. Add buttermilk to the crumbs and mix well to form a sticky dough. Turn the dough on to a floured surface and knead the dough into a ball. Roll the dough into a ½ inch circle. Cut biscuits out with a biscuit cutter; Grandma used a tin can, mom had a store-bought cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet, be sure to leave a space to allow for expansion. Bake in a 400* oven for about 15 minutes.

10 thoughts on “Grandma’s Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

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  3. Very interesting. Never heard of chocolate gravy–must be something southern. Sounds like something we know by a different name, but then I haven’t heard of its being served on biscuits either. Thanks for sharing!


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