Friday, November 12, 2010

Southern Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy


This biscuit post has been a long time coming.  Week after week, as I've decided on new blog entries I would always consider the beloved southern-style biscuit.  I dismissed it often because it seemed too daunting a task.  Why?  As a born-and-raised southerner, how could I possibly put into words something so deeply woven into the fabric of my life?  How could I tell you what my Grandmother's biscuits tasted like without also telling you about childhood summers on the farm, bottle feeding baby calves, gathering the daily eggs from nesting hens...

... falling and breaking said eggs and never once being chided for it; having tears wiped away and then being fed buttermilk biscuits with homemade apple butter.
  

Impossible.

I can't help but get a little misty-eyed, and simultaneously feel silly for having such emotion for the humble biscuit.  Clearly, it's more to me than just flour, fat and buttermilk.  It's the memory of happy times and a grandmother's love. As silly as I may feel, I know I'm not alone.  The countless blog-writers dedicated to the celebration, sharing and heritage of their own foods is perhaps the strongest testament to that.

I'm so happy to be able to share my regional food with you.  Just as I indulge my inner Parisian with financiers and the like, (but mostly by slaughtering their language) I hope you'll indulge your inner southerner with one of these down-home favorites.


Another food that is a big part of southern heritage is chocolate gravy.  It is a depression-era recipe that was most commonly eaten on big flaky biscuits for breakfast or dessert.  Although it stems from meager beginnings, it is absolutely indulgent!  My Aunt Grace would make this often and I'd always get excited to see it on her breakfast table. Chocolate for breakfast is a kid's dream come true, and  I must admit, I still find it quite exciting!


As a rule, White Lily self-rising flour is always used to make perfect southern style biscuits.  The low protein and gluten content makes for a softer, fluffier biscuit.  My grandmother used it, as does my mother, aunts, and cousins.  If it is not available in your area you can order it here, online.  If you'd like a good biscuit recipe that does not require White Lily self-rising flour I'd suggest you try this recipe courtesy of Alton Brown.  I've made it twice before and it is very good - however, I urge you to read the footnote from his grandmother Ma Mae at the end of the recipe.


Biscuit making is really simple, and the only way you can mess it up is to fuss over it too much.  First, cut the butter and shortening into the flour with a pastry blender (Mother and I use this doo-dad) until pea-sized crumbs have formed.  Make a well in the center, pour in the buttermilk and mix with a fork until just combined.


Turn the sticky dough out onto a floured surface and fold (or knead) together about 5 or 6 times.  Pat out dough with floured hands to about 1" thickness.  This is where my grandmother would abandon the biscuit cutter and start pinching off  perfectly-sized little pieces of dough.  Since I can't get anywhere near her uniform and perfectly-patted pieces, I always opt for an old favorite...


...an old tin can with a sharp edge.  I think it once held mandarin oranges.  I've been using it for years - high tech stuff, people! 


I'm including another little goodie in this post; a recipe for cinnamon-honey compound butter.  It is another favorite way to add sweetness to biscuits and it's super easy to make!



Southern-Style Biscuits                                                [click for printable]
Yield: 8- 3 1/2" biscuits

2 cups White Lily self rising flour
2 tbsp. cold shortening
6 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
3/4- 1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. melted butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Put flour into a large mixing bowl.  Fluff it gently and very briefly with a whisk.  Add cold butter and shortening and cut into the flour with a pastry blender until pea-sized crumbs form.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the buttermilk.  Mix with a fork until the liquid and dry ingredients are just combined (if your dough is too stiff, add 1-2 more tbsp. buttermilk).  Turn the sticky dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead 5 or 6 times and pat dough out flat with well floured hands to 1" thickness.

Before you cut the dough into rounds, be sure that your cutter has a sharp edge.  This helps them to rise accordion-style with a distinctive flat top that will brown evenly.  Also, press the cutter strait down into the dough without twisting.  Twisting the cutter can make the biscuit misshapen and hinder rising and it bakes.

Bake for 15 -20 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush the biscuit tops with the 2 tbsp melted butter.  Serve warm.




Chocolate Gravy                                      [click for printable]

Yield: About 2 cups

4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla

In a medium sauce pan whisk together the dry ingredients.  Pour in the milk and whisk vigorously to combine.  Heat over medium-high until the mixture bubbles.  Turn heat down to medium and stir until mixture has thickened to a gravy consistency.  Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

Let cool slightly then transfer to a gravy boat. Serve warm over buttermilk biscuits.



Cinnamon-Honey Compound Butter        [click for printable]

2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tbsp honey
1 heaping tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt

In a medium bowl, whip all ingredients together on low speed with a hand-held mixer.  Pour mixture onto a length of parchment paper and roll into a log. Wrap butter and parchment in plastic wrap and let set for 2 hours in the refrigerator.  Serve on warm biscuits or yeast rolls.



How could I let this post end without an appearance from Biscuit the pug?  Below he is pictured with his likeness in portraiture (I call it Biscuit, with biscuit) by VerySmallAnna.  She has an Etsy shop and accepts commissions.  Look for the matching Churro portrait in an upcoming Churro post!


You may have also noticed the "Sprinkle Tees" icon to the right of the screen.  My extra-talented graphic designer cousin who designs for Coca-Cola has created a fun and very fitting shirt logo just for Sprinkle Bakes! I just received a shirt order and have found them to be of good quality. However, the Sprinkle Bakes dog shirt is too small to fit a 25 lb. PUG!  We're looking into alterations.


For more ultra-cute Heather Ozee designs, be sure to visit her Etsy shop.

94 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I just discovered these yesterday and have to say that I will be trying this asap. I had never heard of such a thing. This looks unreal!

jeswel said...

I LOVE chocolate gravy. It was something that my great grandmother would make on special occasions for her 12 children. Now as an adult, my great aunts still make this twice a year at Summer & Christmas family reunions. I tell people that I can't wait to see the family and eat chocolate gravy and they stare at me in horror.
When I was younger I could only eat it like a pudding. Now it is all over my plate. Biscuits, eggs, bacon, apples, they are all touched by the chocolate gravy as is my heart when I remember it's part of my rich heritage.

KatieBrooks said...

I too am from the South so I have a lot of great memories that include biscuits. It is impossible to bite into one and not have all of those memories come back to me. However, I have never had chocolate gravy! How could I have missed that?! I will definitely be trying that.. Maybe when my all Southern family comes to the Windy City next week! Thanks for doing this post!

Shannon said...

GASP!! I have been looking everywhere for my grandmother's chocolate gravy recipe!!! I really don't think she wrote it down and I've been annoying my mother with the whole matter!! This post warms my southern heart!!!! I can't wait to make this for my Yankee husband!!

Kristan said...

Girl, you are after my own heart.

I am not originally FROM the south, but I've lived here in rural Arkansas for 15 years. And we love our biscuits!!

Sausage gravy, chocolate gravy, butter and jelly...I am not picky about what goes on them.

Chocolate gravy, though, is one of my favorites. You did such a beautiful job with your photographs and your writing is very touching.

You really are the bomb. :)

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh.My.Goodness. Wow! I'm in LOVE with this idea! Holy Moly! (PS...I like it.)

The Blue-Eyed Bakers said...

Amazing. Combining our insane love of biscuits and chocolate!! This recipe is getting made this weekend...!

Lillianna Grace said...

Holy WOW! These look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing these recipes and your "sweet" story.

Sue said...

Okay, Heather, I've printed them all out and now I just need to order the flour:) I hope I can come close to yours! I've never had this treat before and I'm sort of afraid to try; it could be dangerous!
Love the memories of your grandmother and her love-filled biscuits:) I can only hope my grandchildren have these same type of memories of me someday.
BTW, your winning gift cert. is on the way!

oneordinaryday said...

How could I have lived this long without ever hearing of chocolate gravy?? Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! And the butter? Yum!

Stephanie said...

Your texture looks wonderfully flakey - and must be super with the chocolate!

andreagroves said...

I don't thikn that I have EVER heard of chocolate gravy! It sounds delish.

Your biscuits are beautiful! Mine always turn out so flat.

Fearless Nester said...

In all my years I have never even heard of such a wonderful delight! It must be the Southern version of the French tradition of eating chocolat for breakfast. How purely delightful! Cute logo and so appropriate for your little Biscuit. I really enjoyed reading this post, you express yourself so well, it was beautiful! xo ~Lili

Jennifurla said...

What a fun post to read, lots of detail and very interesting. Thanks for sharing, I especially love the butter.

Mara... said...

Now THAT is type of gravy I can endorse!!! It looks wonderful, so do your biscuits. And your logo is awesome!!! I bet it looks great on a t-shirt!

Granda said...

We always considered it a special treat when Mom made Chocolate Gravy. Happy memories!!! Best one....one day she was making breakfast and packing lunches at the same time and accidentally put the cocoa in the biscuits!! Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

Heather these look amazing. Sometimes simple things are the best. I've never had chocolate gravy, Isaac is going to love me for trying this one out - warm thoughts :)

ButterYum said...

AHHH... I'm up way to early due to a bout of insomnia, and the only thing I want to do is channel my inner southerner and head into the kitchen to whip up a batch of biscuits. What a wonderful childhood you must have had!

:)
ButterYum

Kim said...

These biscuits and chocolate gravy, I would like to have so of these right now, for my breakfast:)

Anonymous said...

Heather-bug: I am so proud of you! Thank you for the chocolate gravy post. I showed your blog to Aunt Gracie and told her she's famous now. She loved the picture of Mammaw, too. Keep bring our wonderful southern family traditions to the world. Love you. -- Jeanne

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Biscuits are the best! Yours turned out beyond fabulous..I need to get a biscuit cutter for sure!

Heather Ozee said...

Oh how lucky you and I were to be able to sit at Little Mammaw's table and have biscuits her tiny hands patted out.
P.S. I still can't touch... much less cook raw chicken because of you chasing me around the farm with a chicken leg pulling the tendons to make it's feet move! mammaw grabbed that poor bird swung it around till the neck was broke and then chopped her feet! I forgive you :)

SprinkleBakes said...

Heather, I feel like we've crossed over into the Pioneer Woman's (calf testicle) territory with that one!

Awfully sorry I warped you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've had this recipe for years...a popular dish in Arkansas...where I grew up! Makes my mouth water to see your pics! Memories....♥

Cassie, RN, OCN said...

We would have chocolate gravy EVERY Sunday before church. yum!! Grandma would make the biscuits flat and a bit (just a bit) hard... instead of pouring over the biscuit papaw would pour a bit at a time into a plate and drag the firm biscuit through it. I was always too messy so I had to have mine in a bowl and ate it with a spoon.

=D

Was uber excited to see the post!!

The Urban Baker said...

Chocolate Gravy? Now we are talking my language. This is such a good idea. What will you think of next? Your photos are FANTABULOUS!

Athena's World said...

These look amazing!! I cant wait to try out the recipe when I get home for Thanksgiving break!!!

Amazingggg :)


Athena

Mon said...

Great pics Heather. These are probably better known as scones over here in the southern hemisphere - but I've never tried them with chocolate gravy! Yum!

baking.serendipity said...

I love homemade biscuits, but never added gravy to them. What a wonderful breakfast :) I love any excuse to sneak chocolate into breakfast...thanks for this one!

cookies and cups said...

Chocolate gravy? Girl you are-a-speakin my language!
must. make. now.
how do you think it would be on pot roast ;) ?

jennifer said...

Yum, enough said.

Erika Beth, the Messy Chef said...

I always loved southern biscuits with a sweet added - like honey, jam, or apple butter. Chocolate? I'm surprised I never thought of that. Looks great!

Ms. Morgan said...

You are totally after my heart with the chocolate gravy and biscuits. You could make a fortune with these.

http://epicureanenthusiast.blogspot.com/

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Heather, you have so much greatness in this post. First of all thanks for sharing those sweet memories with us. It is amazing when we can reflect on our loved ones with such clarity & joy.
Great biscuit making tips & that gravy is a fab idea.
Yes, kids do love chocolate for breakfast (then again who doesn't!!)
Today mine had some homemade whipped cream over their bowls of cereal. They were in heaven! xo

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

& the tees & pug pup-so cute too!

We Are Not Martha said...

Chocolate gravy?? Wow!! I'm a biscuit fanatic, but being from the North, we don't ever have ours with gravy... Might have to start though!

Sues

Fashion Meets Food said...

absolutely brilliant! This looks beyond amazing. You have a fabulous blog and I am now a follower.

xo

grace said...

it's a good thing i'm sitting down, because my knees would've failed me otherwise. this post and these goods are perfection. you make me even more proud to be a southern gal. :)

Jessi said...

Gud va gott! :)

Lianne said...

Hi! I've just come across your blog a few days ago (being an avid food blog reader myself) and all your recipes look amazing. I've just added about 5 recipes from your blog to my must-try list. might i suggest you add in a recipe index somewhere on your site?

Ingrid said...

I've yet to try my hand at making biscuits. My poor babies have to eat the ones you get from a can and bake. Maybe if I top them with honey butter to those they won't be so bad?! :)
~ingrid

victoria said...

Oh my, those biscuits look great!

Joy said...

OMG I would eat all of the gravy in one sitting.

Kristen said...

Another winner - this is such a brilliant and tasty idea!

Samantha said...

My mother used to make biscuits and chocolate gravy on speical occasions when I was growing up! I tried to make them last year for my boyfriend on Christmas eve for breakfast. The biscuits were good (a recipe I alway use) but the gravy wasn't nearly as good as mom made it! Perhaps this year I'll give your a try :)
Thanks for reminding me of my sweet childhood!

Laura Carpenter said...

I have that same chopper/pastry blender. I bought it at the county fair and it is one my handiest kitchen implements. I never thought of using it for making biscuits or pie crust - DUH!

Will have to try that with a batch of biscuits and chocolate gravy :-)

Haley said...

Made these this morning... LOVED it. Thanks for the great recipe! My husband is from the south (I'm from the north) and he's been begging me to make this because his mom used to make it. Glad I found a good go-to recipe:)

Pudding Pie Lane said...

I live in Britain, so when you said 'gravy', this was slightly strange and reminiscent of Sunday roast. Good thing it didn't taste like it when I made it!

Your photos are amazing by the way!

TC said...

California girl born and raised, however, my grandma, also Californian born and raised, always made biscuits and gravy for us whenever we spent the night at her house. And mom sometimes made it as a treat for us kids.
It might be a southern thing, but someone brought it out west a long time ago. And it is so good.

Anonymous said...

Oh! My grandmother always made this for me -- but we ate it with buttered toast -- when I spent weeks with her in the summer. Thank you for the recipe! She certainly never used one, and I've thought of it often with no clear idea how to reproduce it.

Anonymous said...

I grew up on chocolate gravy and biscuits. Love it. Mom made it for us [7 kids] at least once a week. My kids grew up on it too. Love seeing this. Great job!!

sj said...

I also grew up with chocolate gravy and when I moved from rural Oregon to Alaska everyone thought i was insane. So glad to see I'm not alone.

www.sweetstephens.blogspot.com

Mellissa said...

This post made me so happy! My Mami made me biscuits and chocolate when I was growing up. We had it topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruits. Usually peaches or strawberries. I need to share this with my girls.

Anonymous said...

My Grandma, Melva Mae, would make biscuits and chocolate gravy. It was the only way she could get all of us (at least 8 at any time) to sit still! Thank you for bringing back wonderful memories.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this fab recipe

Anonymous said...

OMG these look wonderful!

wordpoet55 said...

My aunt in Missouri served the first "Chocolate Gravy" I ever had...it was sooooo good!
My Best, joni

ellen said...

My grandma would make this as a special treat for me when I would visit. So good. I've never tried to make it-- I might have to try it. Her biscuits were the best EVER. Very similar to your recipe, only she used lard (oh my). Therefore, I've never tried those either.

Michelle said...

I grew up with chocolate gravy at least once a week for breakfast. We always made drop biscuits and crumbled them into the gravy... mmm fond, and tasty memories. :)

We never added vanilla growing up since it was something we tended to save for special treats like cakes.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Aw man my mimaw made this growing up in Arkansas and I'm still in love at 22 and make it for my family

Rituparna said...

My south biscuits are baking in the oven this very second. Can't wait to dig my teeth into one fresh out of the oven.

Anonymous said...

I remember my Mother made this, the original chocolate recipe came from my aunt from Arkansas, and used water instead of milk, (the Depression years). I added the milk back and all my boys love this, as well as my grandchildren. I will make some this weekend.

Liam said...

Wait, so my family didn't invent Chocolate Gravy? I've been closely guarding that recipe for so long!

I grew up on biscuits and chocolate gravy and LOVE it! It's always fun to see or hear people's reactions to the concept, but once they try it, there's no going back. :)

elm said...

It was a family tradition when I was growing up (and my sister and I ahve kept it going) that when we were out of school for a snowday, my mother would undoubtedly have fresh biscuits and chocolate gravy waiting when we would come in from sledding. It was the same recipie as posted above except the milk was 1-1/4C. Very Tasty!

Hollie said...

My Mom talks about how when she was growing up that my Great Grandma would make chocolate gravy. I had to send her your post so she could see. Growing up I spent many hours making biscuits with my Mamaw. I have memories of helping her make them as young as 4 and pictures of me even younger sitting on the counter helping... I personally think that I mostly just enjoyed playing in the flour at that age but either way it is a memory I cherish even 25 years later! Thank you for your post. I randomly stumbled across your blog and now I must follow!

Corrie said...

In my family, these are called "cocoa and biscuits" which sounds more appetizing that "chocolate gravy." it's poor white southerners' version of a chocolate donut (which my relatives were)

I grew up in Wisconsin, but my mom still makes these every Sunday morning when the family is together. They go fast!

Anonymous said...

Everyone says the women made the chocolate gravy, but my StepDad used to make it when I was a child, and also fantastic fried pies. I don't remember him using cocoa, but going to try this and hope it tastes the same. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! I have shared your site on my Facebook page with all my Southern family and friends. Your post made me stop and remember of my own Granny and her biscuits and chocolate gravy. She made them for us as children and every time we came home to visit as adults she'd make them for us. Sweet memories. Thanks again.

Liam said...

Oh yeah, the leftover gravy usually went into fried pies. Mmm...

Artesana said...

Me ha encantado esta entrada,me he quedado embobada leyendo tan emotivo mensaje y que decir de la receta y de las fotos, extraordinarias.Un beso desde EspaƱa.

Libertygirle said...

I have been looking for a recipe for chocolate gravy for years! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I got misty reading your post. What I wouldn't do for breakfast with
Grandma, one of her biscuits saved from dinner the night before and
the cup of sweetened milk she'd put just enough coffee in to warm it and make
me feel like a grown up. I digress. Thanks for the recipe! We
called it Chocolate Sop. I suppose because we sopped it up
with a biscuit. There was never any left on the plate. :)

mnharvey said...

I can not believe I found a recipe for this.... my grandmother & my mom use to make this all the time for me when I was little - & now I make it.... everyone thinks I'm crazy when I mention this "recipe" it was so great to see it out on a blog like this!! Thank you for this - it brought back so many memories from when I was little :)

sarahjunebakes said...

Hi there! I found you in Pinterest and hope you do not mind, but I used your biscuit recipe as the base / inspiration for my very first blog post here: http://sarahjunebakes.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/candied-bacon-biscuits-with-sea-salt-butter/. Candied bacon biscuits with sea salt butter :) I linked back to you and gave you credit. I love this recipe and use it often; I am from the South and it brought back tons of wonderful memories. Also loved this post and the story you told along with it. Hope to try out your chocolate gravy soon!

Katrina said...

Reading this blog brought tears to my eyes as I too have fond memories on th farm with my Mammaw and Pappaw and they were a wonderful representation of what southern hospitality is! As kids we used to enjoy chocolate gravy and all my friends thought it was the weirdest thing, but to us it was a necessity...Thanks for sharing!!!

TLW said...

I've made chocolate gravy and biscuits for my fammily for the past 32 years..using only 3 T.cocoa..I don't like mine too strong..3 is perfect..Everyone should try eating crispy fried bacon or sausage with it too..or even fried deer meat, soaked in soy and worchestshire sauce..My kids still beg me to fix this meal for them tho they are all married, when they get to come back home..Treva W.

CrSchilliger said...

I'm so excited about this!
When I was a kid I visited my grampa and step gramma in Arizona a few times with my dad... one thing I remembered oh so fondly that she would cook was home-made biscuits and chocolate gravy!!!
She died a few years and and while I was in CO visiting my dad I asked if he had the recipe, and he didn't... for some reason I never remembered to look it up and thanks to my sister "pinning" one of your recipes I found this one.
I'm pinning it right away! woohoo!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the South but my parents are from the West. Fortunately for me I roomed in college with a true southern gal and she made these all the time. We begged her on a regular basis to make them! She learned how to make the biscuits from her grandmother and never had a recipe so I always thought it was something you had to learn from your grandmother or you'd never have them. I'm happy to see your post and so appreciate you sharing your memories of your grandmother. I can relate! Thanks again!

Glenda Ross said...

I sell plants for edible landscaping at farmers' markets in Knoxville, TN. I was delighted today when a customer mentioned her Mother's Chocolate Gravy. I had TOTALLY forgotten about it, and thought it was one of those secret things that Southerns love but never admit to outside their own families (like eating cornbread in a glass of milk with a spoon). I was amazed to find a zillion Chocolate Gravy recipes online - AND your sweet article. I have posted it on my Facebook and sent it out to family members. My grandsons WILL be having Chocolate Gravy soon !

Angela said...

I made this for my sons and husband for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast. I HATE making biscuits, they always turn out horribly. Your recipe has redeemed me! Ahh... FINALLY - success!!

They LOVED them! Maybe it was the love for your Grandma that infused this recipe with so much goodness... but boy were they perfect!

I am from the South, too... NEVER heard of chocolate gravy!! But your recipe reminded me so much of the chocolate pudding I use to make with my Mom (of course it had the addition of egg yolks and salt)- my kids adored it!

The biscuits and chocolate gravy will now be a staple in our family, and maybe one day I can make it for my grandchildren and they can have the kind of memories you do of you your grandmother! : )

Christy said...

I grew up eating chocolate gravy over buiscits for christmas (more often if we were lucky) and it's the best. Thank you for the memories.

Anonymous said...

Southern born southern breed and when I die I'm southern dead !! Love making chocolate gravy for my grands,butter you a hot biscuit and pour the chocolate over it..yummmmmm !!!!!





Trish Allen said...

Ooh, girl...you are soo bad!!! My mom and mamaw used to make chocolate gravy, yours looks amazing! I will have to try your recipes. I have never had the cinnamon honey butter but I'll definitely give that a try as well. This is more like dessert than breakfast, mmm.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this the same or not, we called it Scone in Australia :)

Anonymous said...

Southern girl here and I grew up eating this also! We called it chocolate,...and gravy was the white stuff! My mom, and mamaw fixed this for us all the time, it was just a part of breakfast.I can still remember the smells I would wake up to...biscuits baking, bacon frying, chocolate,eggs, gravy cooking....I want to be little again! It is so simple to make, and we still have it all the time. Thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

"Red"
I am 58 years old now and remember my moma making this for 6 of us when we were kids. It takes a lot of biscuits and a. Lot of gravy to feed all of us but seems like we alway had plenty. My wife of 31 years still does not like the sound of it.(must be a northern thing.) I have 2 grown sons that love it though, Can' t wait to introduce it to my grand kids.Brought back a lot of memories reading the blogs.

rosepearl said...

I've seen a few recipes for chocolate gravy over the years but yours is the closest to how I make it. I don't put the butter in while it's cooking. I put butter in the bowl I eat it out of and let it melt all around the biscuits. Other than that we could be from the same Southern family.

Auntie Em said...

My hubby grew up with chocolate gravy and biscuits, and brought it my Yankee family...and we love it! In fact, he made some for our breakfast yesterday...so good!

Anonymous said...

My aunt made it. I didn't think I would like it but after having it just once, it became my all time favorite. It is now a family favorite. I put a little butter on the biscuit and then the chocolate gravy. We love it.

Michelle said...

I just made this for me and my little girls this morning, it brings back so many memories from when I was a little girl. My mother would make it for our family alot... This chocolate gravy is AMAZING! Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories!

Anonymous said...

one of my fav memories is my granny making chocolate gravy and biscuits for us!

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Alabama and enjoyed chocolate gravy and biscuits every Sunday morning before going to church. I am 55 years old now and still love it when my mom calls and says
"I'm cooking biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast if you want to drop by". I can't get there fast enough! This is her recipe exactly! She still makes biscuits using my grandmother's dough tray. Not very sanitary I'm sure but who cares when she creates such wonderful biscuits! There is NOTHING like growing up in the South!!!!

Jackie said...

This is the first time this Yankee has successively made biscuits for my southern husband! Wow they were good! I also made the chocolate gravy. I've never had it myself but my husband and in-laws have talked of it so much I had to try it! It's was great too! Thanks for the great pictures and directions! I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks I needed this chocolate gravy recipe. Mama used to make this when we were kids. Good memories, thank you

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