Article By Kimberly Boyd
My Grandpa was a minister, mechanic by day and a father to fourteen kids. So, family gatherings were always important and with lots of people. My Grandmother was a little lady with usually a bun bobby pinned to her head. You would always find her in the kitchen. Her way of showing love was making sure you had plenty to eat. You never left Grandma’s house hungry.
From fixing polk sallet and eggs, pinto beans and fried potatoes, fried spam with homemade vegetables from the garden, she knew how to cook like a true southerner and for a crowd. Her specialties were her homemade cinnamon rolls and chocolate gravy.
When it was my turn to spend the night, we would watch Wheel of Fortune for Grandma and WWE wrestling with Grandpa and then wake up on Saturday morning to a house smelling like bacon, eggs, and chocolate gravy with biscuits. There’s no place like Grandma’s on a Saturday morning. Even dipping your bacon in the chocolate gravy tastes delicious!
Below, you find the recipe if you would like to try Grandma Schlinker’s Chocolate Gravy. Who knows? It might become your new Saturday morning family tradition.
Grandma Schlinker’s Chocolate Gravy
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Milk
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp. Cocoa
8 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa together in a bowl. Then, with this dry mix, add a 1/2 cup of water and stir until all lumps are gone. Set aside. Now, put the cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water on to boil. When it looks like it’s beginning to boil, stir in mixture of sugar, flour, cocoa and water that you have setting aside. Let it come to a boil. Boil until desired thickness, stirring constantly.
Last, add vanilla extract to your pot of gravy and mix well. Add butter when eating if desired and serve with biscuits.
Grandma Schlinker’s chocolate gravy was the very BEST along with everything else she cooked!
I loved this article! Your grandparents were great friends of our family. Brought back many good memories.
Thank you so much! I love the heritage they left behind. I was very blessed with them as grandparents!