Mom was one of those people who didn't need a recipe. I think she just had cooked so long that when I came along she had it memorized. Without a recipe though I was lost and all I wanted as a young cook, was to know how to make our favorite recipe growing up, Chocolate Gravy and she couldn't give me the exact measurements. Listen it was vital that I know, so I could make it for my newly wedded Husband. I just knew he would fall in love with it and I would have a pal to enjoy it with.
Well, I got lucky one Saturday morning as I was visiting and Dad hollered, Louise make me some chocolate gravy. Music to my ears (I'm not so sure it was to hers)! Well, anyway as she cooked, I told her she had to measure everything. I think I drove her crazy (ha ha) but I got it.
Husband hates it. No, really he won't eat it..not a bite. Now, if I had made him sausage gravy that would have been different.
FYI: Did I mention Mom was allergic to chocolate? Yeah, she never could eat it.
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of milk
2 cups of water
1 tsp of vanilla
1 pat of butter (tsp?)
Mix the cocoa, sugar, and flour in a skillet. Then add the milk and 2 cups of water.
Stir over med to low heat till thickened then add the vanilla and butter.
**Pour over homemade or store bought biscuits. It really doesn't matter which one, you could even use bread.