Chocolate Gravy (from early 1900's recipe file)

Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

THIS RECIPE WAS TAKEN FROM MY GRANDMOTHERS EARLY 1900's RECIPE FILE.

I LOVED IT GROWING UP AND STILL DO..BUT I HAVE TO MAKE IT MYSELF NOW.
BOTH OF MY GRANDMOTHERS AND MY MOTHER HAVE PASSED AWAY.
MAKING AND EATING THEIR RECIPES ARE A NICE COMFORT FOR ME.
CinStraw


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Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
flour
1 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 c
water
1 Tbsp
'real' butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, flour and cocoa powder; mix well.
2
Add water and stir until combined.
3
Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally until thick.
4
Remove from heat and add butter.
5
Serve warm over buttered biscuits...or pancakes.

May also be served over waffles, fruit, ice cream or even poured over a cake (looks pretty dripping down the sides of a bundt cake).
6
Another way to make this, if you don't want to use water...
2 teaspoons flour; 1/2 cup sugar; 3 Tablespoons cocoa; 2 cups milk; 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon butter.
Mix first three ingredients; gradually add milk.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
Add in vanilla and butter. Serve over hot biscuits.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Gravies