Monday at lunch Taryn mentioned chocolate gravy, and Lorella, instead of the normal "ewww" reaction, said, "How have I lived x years and never heard of this?"
So, Lorella, this is for you. (posted rather than emailed in case someone else wants to know)
In microwave safe 2 qt bowl, combine:
1/2 c sugar
2 heaping Tablespoons of cocoa (probably close to 1/4 cup)
3 heaping Tablespoons flour
Gradually whisk in (keeping the mixture smooth):
2 c milk.
Microwave on high 2 minutes, whisk, repeat. Continue to microwave, stirring at 1 minute intervals until desired thickness.
Serve over hot buttered biscuits.
1, biscuits are basically scones.
2, this can be made with all or part water instead of milk, but flavor will be lost. Use whole milk for best taste.
3, this can be made on the stove, just stir constantly.
4, some people [meaning Bob] like to crumble the biscuit in a bowl, spoon in a dollop of butter, and then pour the gravy over it, stirring to melt the butter. Other people [meaning me] prefer to split and butter the biscuit, then pour the gravy over, and cut off bites with a spoon.)