~Chocolate Gravy~

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    Some of y'all might be wrinkling your noses and thinking...chocolate gravy??
    But it is mostly a southern thing I'm assuming, because when I tell people about it, if they aren't from the south, they have no clue what I'm talking about.
    But it really is some good stuff, a bit rich, so I just eat a tad when I do get some.......I learned how to make it from my Granny...and I make it maybe once or twice a year, yeah, that's it.

    But you take 3 tablespoons of cocoa
    2 tablespoons of flour
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup sugar

    Place in saucepan and stir together and then take HOT water, and add just a small amount to these dry ingredients, just enough to make a 'paste'.
    Then place on stove top, add 1 more cup of water, and stir over medium high heat till it comes to a boil and it will thicken in a short time.

    It's rather fudgy.
    And we serve it over biscuits with butter.
     
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    Sounds like just chocolate sauce you put on ice cream.
     
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    Maybe a bit. But, I am thinking of how they both taste, and I wouldn't want to put that hot fudge sauce over my biscuit and eat it, so they do have a different distinct taste, each of their own.
    The gravy is best with butter, but some prefer not to add butter, but when the butter melts, it's more appealing :lol:
     
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    omg did you just ask yourself how can i make biscuits and gravy even more fattening lol...
     
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    :lol:
    What's even worse......I can't even make sausage gravy!
    I haven't practiced much, but I just can't seem to get it to look anything like gravy.
    But now this chocolate stuff....oh yeah..it's gravy :)

    My Granny made this stuff when I was about 7, that's the first time I remember eating it. It's different. And like I said, I only make it occasionally, twice a year if I'm lucky.
     
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    i use bacon to make gravy..sausage tends to be too dry and i dont like chucks of it in my gravy......go with bacon...add some flour....then add some milk....just watch how you add the milk.....slow is the key... gravy is easy....just use bacon grease...
     
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    I make this very unusual and fantastic crab dip every Christmas. Once a year. We have a crab fest every year beginning of the summer. The leftover crab meat (claws, etc.) is shucked and bagged, and frozen. De-thawed and used in the crab dip when the snow's flying. A yearly tradition!
     
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    okay warrior how did we go from fattening ass chocolate gravy to crab dip?

    o and another rule.....post the recipe for the crab dip

    any of them traditions mentions men's fashion or the habit of shirt wearing
     
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    I know. Ewwwwwww
     
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    I will have to locate that. I will ask the wife where it is.
    It is a long-passed down recipe from a dear friend of mine named Beth, in Norfolk, Va.
    Probably in a shirt pocket somewhere... LOL!
     

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