The first family reunion I went to with my husband was quite the experience. And I mean that in the best way possible!
Once a year, my hubby’s family all packs up and heads for Kathleen’s house. (Kathleen is one of Jerrod’s aunts). By the high point of the weekend there are about 25-30 people, all staying in the same house. It’s crazy and amazing, all at the same time.
One of the things that I always thought was pretty neat was that in the mornings, all the aunts get up early and cook a huge southern breakfast for everyone. I mean, the works! And it was here that I was introduced to Chocolate Gravy.
My husband thinks this is all very amusing, since he’s grown up with chocolate gravy, but he wasn’t quite sure whether to be shocked or amused that I had no idea what he was talking about. Chocolate GRAVY? Like chocolate sauce? Is it a glaze? I didn’t get it!
Oh, but I get it now. And I make it on special occasions now, too. So, without further ado, I now present…
1/2 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
Whisk the cocoa, flour, sugar and salt together in a bowl until there are no lumps.
Add the vanilla to the milk.
Pour the milk into the mixture and whisk until well incorporated.
Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, until its consistency is similar to gravy. This will take about 7-10 minutes.
Remove from heat as soon as you feel it thicken, add the butter and stir until it’s completely melted. Serve immediately.
I originally found this recipe HERE, but I’ve made a few changes to it along the way!
Whatcha think? Have you ever had Chocolate Gravy? I mean, starting your day off with chocolate…how can you go wrong?!
For more great recipes, check out the following spots – I’m linked up to them!
Golden Reflections Blog‘s Good Tastes Tuesday at http://goldenreflectionsblog.com/2013/11/good-tastes-tuesday-11-19.html
Anyonita Nibbles‘ Tasty Tuesday at http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/tasty-tuesdays-37.html
Called to be a Mom‘s Weekly Link Up at http://www.calledtobeamom.com/2013/11/weekly-link-up-humble-homemaker-abode-5/