Chocolate Gravy (from early 1900's recipe file)

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Straws Kitchen(*o *)
from NW Corner, AR

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

How To Make

  • 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.

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