Our Traditional Birthday Breakfast

December 9, 2007 @ 8:42 am | Filed under: , ,

…my dad’s family recipe. Biscuits with chocolate gravy. Mmm. There is nothing finer, let me tell you. Hot biscuits dripping with butter and covered with a thick, warm, rich chocolate sauce. Just cocoa, flour, milk, and sugar* brought to a boil over low heat. So good.

The picture does not do it justice.

Biscuits and chocolate gravy

Now back to my birthday boys.

(*Thanks, Dad, for permission to share the recipe. 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar (hush), 1 1/2 cups milk. Mix dry ingredients first, right in your saucepan, then stir in the milk. Heat slowly, stirring constantly. You want to bring it just to a bubble but you don’t want to let it scorch. Take it off the heat, keep stirring. It will thicken upon standing. Spoon over hot, buttered biscuits. The butter is vital—the magic of this dish is in the delectable combination of warm chocolate and melted butter. Trust me.)

(As I understand it, this was an inexpensive way to fill little bellies in times when cash was tight.)

(And yes, we are starting the day with my dad’s chocolate gravy and finishing with my mom’s famous cake. Two birthdays = double pigging out.)

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  1. Christine M says:

    Happy Birthday to your boys! Enjoy the celebration!

  2. Amy says:

    MMM, what time should I show up? LOL

    Happiest of birthdays to your boys!

  3. patience says:

    Happy birthday to your boys! I love the picture you linked to – Wonderboy looks like a little rock star in the making.

    Thanks also for the recipe. Now I know what we’re having for Christmas morning breakfast!

  4. xixi says:

    LOL LOL the biscuits with chocolate gravy!! I remember you talking about these even way back in the olden days!!!

  5. Alice Gunther says:

    Why, oh why, must there be three thousand miles between me and that plate?!!!

    Happy birthday to Scott and Wonderboy!

  6. Laurie says:

    Yummy!! I’ll have to tell my husband about this one. He loves bisquits.

  7. Mary Beth P says:

    Happy Birthday, boys! We had a b-day around here this weekend, too. Baby Davy turned 2 (he had chocolate chip pancakes and a Blue’s Clues cake, a day late because no one could come over on Friday).

  8. Mikayla says:

    Aunt Lissa, now, you’ve got me wanting chocolate gravy and biscuts!During next period lunch, I’ll be eating PB and J, but wanting g-pas recipe!