Granny’s Chocolate Gravy
Within a month of my husband and I dating, he had the courage to take me to meet his granny. She lived in St. Joe, Arkansas a town of less than 100 people. I was definitely not a country girl and this was a little bit of a shocker for me! She lived on hundreds of acres with gorgeous trees and creeks everywhere and being that it was fall, it was breathtakingly beautiful!
If I was not already shocked by the lack of modernization in this small town, the food was even more shocking. I remember her sitting me down and telling me how she just had a hog butchered and it was fresh bacon. I have never thought of bacon in the same way again. Don’t get me wrong, I love meat, but I do not like to think too much of where it came from!!
It was an adventure, and I really did love every minute of it. His granny was one of the most amazing women I have ever met, and I am blessed that I was able to spend time with her even if it was short compared to the time he had with her. His granny passed away last year and lived to be nearly 100 years old. She was on the go every day of her life and exactly how I hope to be.
In saying all of this, the recipes that have come from her are truly down home country cooking. One of my husband’s favorites is Chocolate Gravy. I have to admit when he told me about Chocolate Gravy, I looked at him like he was crazy. I still have hard time eating it, but he is bound and determined that our son will love it just as much as he does.
This is the exact recipe as she made it.
- 1 1/2 Cups of Milk
- 1/3 Cup of Sugar
- 1/4 Cup of Flour
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
In a small sauce pan warm the milk on the stove. This will need to be warm but not boiling.
In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Once the milk has warmed, pour 1/4 cup of milk into the dry ingredients and whisk together. Then, whisk the dry ingredients into the milk in the sauce pan and add vanilla, continue to stir until thickened.
Serve this over homemade biscuits with a tall glass of milk. Sure to be a recipe kids will enjoy. This last picture is my husband when he was little eating his granny’s chocolate gravy.