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    Quote Originally Posted by coltnlasma;3417911;
    So... does anyone here like chocolate gravy with their biscuits?
    We eat Chocolate Gravy.
    My mom would make a thick fudge sauce and pour it between saltine crackers. It is made from basics; cocoa, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla.
    She also made Chocolate Jiffs, but I think I've heard them called boiled Chocolate Cookies. They are made with cocoa, milk, butter, sugar, oatmeal, vanilla and with or without peanut butter. If any one wants, I'll post the recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthegarden;3418157;
    She also made Chocolate Jiffs, but I think I've heard them called boiled Chocolate Cookies. They are made with cocoa, milk, butter, sugar, oatmeal, vanilla and with or without peanut butter. If any one wants, I'll post the recipes.
    Yes, please! I love anything chocolate.

    Marley, I'm going to have to try those out. We don't have a Whole Foods, but the local Fresh Market store carries them.
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    You'll love them! I forgot that I had stocked up on a couple of extra bags before my surgery, so I'll be getting into them tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;3418105;
    I'm almost afraid to ask: Chocolate chocolate, as in chocolate with sugar (bleccchhh) for a sweet "gravy"...?
    Yes, I guess I mean the "blechy" kind. It is rather sweet, but then so are a lot of breakfast foods. I don't want to give the impression that I eat it regularly, but the gravy discussion earlier brought it to mind. Mmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coltnlasma;3418234;
    Yes, I guess I mean the "blechy" kind. It is rather sweet, but then so are a lot of breakfast foods. I don't want to give the impression that I eat it regularly, but the gravy discussion earlier brought it to mind. Mmmmm...
    Quote Originally Posted by inthegarden;3418157;
    We eat Chocolate Gravy.
    My mom would make a thick fudge sauce and pour it between saltine crackers. It is made from basics; cocoa, milk, butter, sugar, vanilla. . .
    Now that sounds good! I'm sorry -- I guess when I first saw "chocolate gravy," I thought of some sort of turkey or beef gravy with chocolate added in. Yeah, I know, it makes no sense. Chalk it up to too many working "weekends." (I can't remember the last time I had a real, two-day weekend.) But fudge sauce -- mmmmmmmm!
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    I have always found pickled eggs to be more "rubbery" than slimy. Gutmutter gave me a great recipe for making them at home.

    Interestingly enough, red eye gravy is pretty darn good and so are a lot of things made with coffee. I ofen use coffee in making pot roast. You don't taste the coffee, but it adds a richness of taste to the broth the potroast cooks in.

    Chocolate gravy sounds interesting.

    So we did have chicken and dumplings instead of fried chicken and I made a breakfast casserole and served it with fruit. We had gone out to eat lunch at this little country restaurant, so he got fried chicken there and I didn't have to stand for hours at the stove. But a fun weekend was had by all.
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    I've never thought about using coffee to make pot roast but it sounds pretty good!

    I have a recipe for brownies that calls for coffee and it is absolutely delicious! It isn't overpowering or anything, it just gives the brownies a little hint of something extra.
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    I guess I'm just not a huge fan of the coffee taste, whether I think I can taste it or not (I think my imagination will taste it whether my taste buds actually do or not!), nor of the unexpected "bump" that might come from the caffeine when that's not what I'm specifically going for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3418752;
    . . . Interestingly enough, red eye gravy is pretty darn good and so are a lot of things made with coffee. . .
    The coffee part sounds good -- I use it, too, like unsweetened cocoa, to add a depth of flavor without using more fat or salt. The thing about red-eye gravy that turned me off was the description of the grease pools floating on top. But yeah, coffee and cocoa are nice little je ne sais quois ingredients. I like to use espresso powder to cut the sweetness in brownies or other chocolate baked goods.
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    Well when I make red-eye gravy, it doesn't have grease pools.

    The stuff I use coffee in, doesn't give you a caffiene buzz as there is usually not enough coffee in it to do that. I don't drink caffiene. I drink decaf coffe and decaf diet coke so I am very sensitive to caffiene and I don't get the bump when I cook with regular coffee.

    In pot roast, most of the liquid is water based, the coffee is usually only about 1/5 of the liquid.
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