August 14, 2009

Hold onto your hats, dear readers.  I'm about to take you on the sweetest journey you can imagine.  Every weekend morning, I struggle with the greatest question in my existence: Salty or Sweet for breakfast?  Do I want bacon and eggs or pancakesFrench toast or a sausage biscuit?  What? You feel the same way?  Well I'm here to tell you that you don't have to struggle anymore.  Introducing... Chocolate Gravy.

I came across Chocolate Gravy in the best way.  Growing up, my best friend's Grandma (the famous Muna of the Muna Chocolate Chip Cookies) would wake us up with the rich, delicious smell of chocolate gravy simmering on the stove.

Chocolate gravy is exactly what it sounds like, thick chocolate sauce that's made for drizzling over (you guessed it) salty, homemade buttermilk biscuits.  I made it for the first time last night and introduced my husband to it.  The verdict?  He's never leaving me.

With special thanks to Muna, and by great request, I'm now sharing her classic recipe.  It made my childhood bright and (shhhh) it's pretty much thickened chocolate milk.  Make a batch this weekend to top pancakes, drizzle over waffles, or pour over a piping hot biscuit.  You won't be sorry!

Muna's Chocolate Gravy

1/2 cup flour (I used all-purpose)

1 cup sugar

2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups milk (I used skim, though I'm sure Muna fed us the good stuff!)

1/2 cup water

4 tablespoons butter, if desired (I left them out)

Combine dry ingredients with water and mix until smooth.  Add milk and cook in a saucepan until thickened, stirring constantly.  Add butter and vanilla.  Stir until very smooth and butter is melted. Serve over toast or hot biscuits.

Make it this weekend and tell us what you think.  I'll pass your thoughts onto Muna!

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