But I've had this post in mind for several months now. Recently, a lot of my extended family has joined Facebook, and it's been fun reading their status updates and learning more about who they are on a daily basis instead of just seeing them once a year if I'm lucky (and I haven't been lucky since 2000). A few of my first cousins once removed started talking about going over to my great aunt's house for biscuits and chocolate syrup. Well, needless to say, that caught my eye. How could a breakfast dish that sounded so decadent and famous be so far outside of my radar? Chocolate? Biscuits? I'm there!
And then Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits popped up on Lisa at Homesick Texan's blog on my birthday! And then I saw Meeta's Monthly Mingle Theme for February: chocolate and bread. Well, I knew what my entry would be!
So I did the only thing a sane woman in my shoes could do... I emailed my aunt and begged her for the recipe. Apparently my great aunt serves this dish for breakfast and occasionally will even fry up some ribs to go with the biscuits and chocolate gravy. Oh my!
Aunt Vicki was dear enough to send me the recipe, and it's been sitting in my inbox since January 29th. So what's taken me so long to get it posted? Well, I had a little trouble finding cocoa, and then I found a great brownie recipe and the brownies got made first (who knew that cocoa would be on the isle with coffee and hot chocolate rather than the baking isle??). Last weekend we were in Zuerich, so that was a no go. But this weekend we were home and I was determined to make them! I missed the deadline for the Monthly Mingle, but I hope you enjoy the decadence anyway!
1 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Whisk together first five ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in butter and vanilla. Serve over hot biscuits.
I realize I haven't posted my biscuit recipe on this blog, so here's that one too.