My friend made chocolate gravy and biscuits for our life group last night, and Oh My! It was wonderful! And I don’t even like gravy! So, I asked if I could share her recipe on the blog, and she kindly agreed! Please welcome Rhonda (Boudra) Pickett! ~Mama Tutu
Following is the chocolate gravy recipe that the Boudra children were raised on. It is a recipe that was passed from my Grandma Boudra (who hails from the rural parts of central Arkansas) to my Mom when she married my Dad. And as is common when a recipe is passed down by the generations these are not exact quantities…you just have to get close :)
This recipe is for a single batch of gravy and will feed a family of 4 to 5 just double the batch if you need to feed larger number of people (the key my Mom always told me was to keep the Sugar/Flour ratio at 2:1). Prep time is approx 10 to 15 mins and cook time is approx 15 mins
2 cups white sugar
1 cup flour
2 heaping tbsps of Nestle Cocoa Mix (no syrups or Hot Choco mixes)
1 tsp vanilla
1 dollop or pat of butter
In a 2 quart (medium sized) saucepan add the following dry ingredients and mix by hand with a fork: sugar, flour, and cocoa. Make sure that there are no clumps and the mixture is light brown in color all the way through.
Then add enough water on top of dry mixture so that it covers it completely and is standing “on top” of the mixture.
Add to medium heat on stove top and slowly stir in the water with the dry mixture till there are no lumps.
Continue to stir slowly over medium heat to keep the gravy from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
Gravy should start to thicken in about 10 to 12 minutes…while you are continuing to slowly stir the mixture (can not stress this enough :)).
Once the gravy starts to thicken you want to add the vanilla and dollop or pat of butter. Again, continue to stir until you get the thickness you want.
Serve over hot, open face buttermilk biscuits (the Boudra children grew up eating it with Bisquick drop biscuits crumbled).
It is SUPER easy to make…not at all healthy…but 100% delicious! Hope you all enjoy!