Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

February 2014
Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Total preparation time: 45 mins

Serves: 8

Chocolate Gravy
• 2 cups sugar
• 6 tablespoons flour
• 1/3 cup cocoa powder
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 4 cups whole milk
1. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa and salt together – mix in saucepan. Place over low heat and gradually stir in milk.
2. Increase to medium heat. Cook (be careful not to boil), stir constantly, until thick.
3. Serve over hot, buttered homemade biscuits. Garnish with a large, ripe strawberry.
The History:
What could be more perfect than a fond memory and a beautiful chocolate breakfast! Katherine’s grandmother is the master behind this recipe Sally Rose Stites Chisam, born 3 March 1901, the daughter of Jake and Rose Ann Fisher Stites, married Dolph Chisam in 1921. They farmed in and around Tuckerman, Arkansas for many years. Sally quilted, sewed, crocheted, canned, gardened, cleaned and raised two daughters and some of her grandchildren. In July 1978 she was asked how many quilts she had made in her lifetime, “ I can only tell you I have quilted ELEVEN since Christmas and I’ve pieced thirteen or fourteen tops.” Although she was a very busy, productive woman, she always had time to make her grandchildren’s favorite foods – many of them were comfort foods – biscuits and chocolate gravy was a special treat reserved for when the home was full of family.