Kentucky Chocolate Gravy

Only I would go to a concert and come home with a new recipe to try.

My super artsy Instagram picture of Country Concert ’12

I just got back from a 3-day country concert (aptly called Country Concert 2012) that took place in Fort Loramie, Ohio. It was a great line-up and a really fun time with close friends. One of the best parts about the whole experience were the people we met. People from everywhere and anywhere gathered together to create the infectious, happy energy only found at a country concert.

Anyways, enough about the concert (I could go on and on about it). This is about chocolate gravy. I have a wonderful woman named Heather to thank for this recipe. Heather is from Kentucky and sat in front of me and my friends for this 3-day extravanganza. She made the most amazing chicken sliders that she shared with us, immediately prompting a discussion about food. As soon as she mentioned chocolate I was all ears (0f course). Evidently I looked so intrigued when she described this chocolate gravy recipe that she decided to email it to me. For that I will be forever grateful.

This chocolate gravy is thick, rich, sweet, and oh so chocolately. Everything good in the world is in this recipe. I served it with fresh, hot-from-the-oven biscuits. I am in chocolate heaven. Please, do yourself a favor and make this recipe. It is easy and so worth it!

For the biscuit:

Preheat over to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift 3 cups all-purpose flour (or a combo of whole wheat and white flour), 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 Tsp salt, and 3/4 Tsp cream of tartar.

Cut 3/4 cup butter into this dry mixture and mix until it forms coarse crumbs.

Look at that pretty, golden colored biscuit. It can only be made better with chocolate!

Make a hole in the middle of the mix and pour in 1 cup of milk. Mix all together with a rubber scraper. Mix until dough just forms and knead 7-8 times (be careful not to over mix, as this will make the biscuits less fluffy).

 

 

Step One: slice biscuit in half, allowing for more experimentation with the chocolate gravy, of course!

 

You can decide if you want to roll the dough out and cut circles with a cutter, I decided to form disks by hand (and made 9 of them with this recipe). Bake biscuits in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven.

And now, for the KY Chocolate Gravy:

2 cups sugar

3-4 heaping spoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)

3-4 heaping spoons flour

2-3 cups water

Cook all ingredients over medium high heat. Bring to boil, stir frequently until thick.

Assembling the goodness:

One side of the biscuit received a generous dollop of chocolate gravy. It looked good but I knew exactly what would make it look undeniably delectable…

Fresh strawberries! Perfection.

The other side had chocolate skillfully drizzled all over it. Not as much chocolate but still divine. All in all a fantastic anytime food. This recipe will be made and consumed often.

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