Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

It is like velvety, smooth, homemade, warm, chocolate pudding. The little bit of salt from the biscuits balances the sweetness of the dish but don't get me wrong, this is over the top.

8 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup cocoa powder*
1⁄4 cup flour
1 tsp instant coffee granules
2 cups warm milk*
1.5oz chopped chocolate*
1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. 

2. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, coffee granules and flour; add to the melted butter; whisk. You are basically making a chocolate roux. Slowly add warm milk, whisking constantly, until smooth - just like when you make gravy. You don't want to walk away.

3. Bring to a low simmer; continue whisking and cook until thick, 2–3 minutes. Take off the heat, add chocolate, whisk in vanilla.

Serve with drop biscuits, croissants, donuts, shortbread, strawberries, basically anything you like that tastes good with chocolate! This recipe is an adaptation from Saveur. Makes 3 cups.

*Cook's Notes: The cocoa powder and chocolate you use is up to you. I used Hershey's special dark cocoa and a good old Hershey's milk chocolate bar (1.55oz)  because I like the blend. You could use regular cocoa and semisweet chocolate chips, Ghirardelli, Scharffen Berger - it's up to you! For milk, I used unsweetened almond milk. If that worked, my guess is you could use whatever you have on hand and it should work.


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