Sasey's Chocolate Gravy

Carla Wampler

Chocolate gravy has always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl.  It was the thing I looked forward to most at Grandma Sasey’s house.  Still to this day, she’ll make it for me any time I want. 

The chocolate gravy tradition started with my great-great-grandmother, Emma Wampler.  Her son, my great-grandfather Carl, grew up eating his mother’s chocolate gravy several times a week.  When he married my great-grandmother Georgia, she had to learn the Wampler tradition immediately, or she was going to have one unhappy husband.  She learned the recipe by heart.  Just like Carl, his son Ted fell in love with this sweet gravy growing up.  When my grandpa Ted married my grandma Sasey, she turned to my great-grandmother Georgia for the recipe. 

¼ cup cocoa

2 tablespoons flour

¾ to 1 cup sugar

2 to 2 ½ cups milk, divided

1 egg, beaten

In a small saucepan, combine the cocoa, flour, and sugar.  Add ½ cup of milk.  Stir with a whisk until smooth.  Next add the beaten egg and whisk.  Add the remaining milk.  Transfer saucepan to the stovetop on medium heat.  Stir constantly until the mixture thickens. 

Serve over biscuits cut open, with a slab of butter on each half.