Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Grandmother's afternoon treat...

I've been thinking lately about my very sweet Grandmother Clotile who left us many years ago after a difficult illness.  While she was with us she would always make up this special treat when the grandkids were visiting.  My grandparents lived in the deep south and were quite poor but Grandma Clotile always kept her little stash of goods in the pantry that she could pull an ingredient out and bring a smile to any kid.  My favorite treat was her chocolalte gravy poured all over her fluffly buttermilk biscuits.
This is something easy to do and hasn't many ingredients.  I even saw Paula Deen whipping it up one day.  That made me laugh because I thought only my grandmother knew how to make this chocolate treat.
Here's the recipe, I hope you try it on your kids one day, big or little, because I'm sure they will be thinking about how cool their Grandma is as well.

Grandma Clotile's Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy:
1/3 stick butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups whole milk
Heat butter in a cast iron skillet over low heat. Mix in sugar, flour and cocoa. Slowly pour 1 cup of milk into the skillet and whisk well to remove lumps. Whisk in remaining milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, being careful not to scorch. Serve hot over biscuits.

How about you, did your Mom or Grandmother have special little afternoon treats like this one?  I'd would love to hear about them.


  1. Sounds like it would be yummy on many things! :O)

  2. What a sweet memory. I only knew one of my grandmothers and she was a hoot! She would burn everything. During our visits to her home for summer vacations every breakfast was cereal. The individual boxed kind. She would slash open the boxes and pour the milk right into the wax paper or the foil liner! Then we would pick grapefruit or oranges from her trees and that would be it! That was over 40 years ago & I still laugh thinking about it. But that was my Mamaw!