Chocolate Gravy and Waffles


DawnThere are some recipes that are passed around in certain family groups. In my husband's family, it was chocolate gravy. I had never heard of this anomaly until we married. This seemed to have been a well kept southern secret that never made it up to where I was raised, just one state north.

I remember well the first time I went to my husband's grandmother's home. She lives in southern KY and is a good down home cooking kind of grandma. We woke in the morning to a full on breakfast with homemade biscuits, bacon, eggs, and this sweet-smelling, rich looking brown "gravy" that I saw hubby ladle all over his warm butter crusted biscuits. I was intrigued and he nonchalantly told me that it was his grandmother's chocolate gravy.

I had never heard of such a thing, I, being like any woman, (a chocolate lover) was curious, I quickly ladled myself some of this delectable deliciousness and it was game on. I spent years trying to get the exact recipe from Grandma, but alas, just like my mother-in-law, she uses no recipe. It's just all in the "feel" of the sauce ... well and good unless you are trying to learn to make the stuff!

Though Grandma always served these with homemade biscuits, we like to serve it as a sauce for homemade waffles.

I have played with this over the years and made some good, some not as good batches. I too rarely use a recipe these days, it's all in the "feel" but I did pay close enough attention when my daughter began asking how to make this goodie so that she was able to re-create it as well.

Here is the coveted Chocolate Gravy:

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