When I was kid, every once in a great while, my mom would break the rules and fix breakfast foods at dinnertime. Somehow traditional morning fare tasted better in the p.m. Maybe I'd had more time to wake up and appreciate the taste of those scrambled eggs (was vegetarian back then, not vegan), biscuits, and hash browns.
Tonight, I made a Southern breakfast delicacy — Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits:
It was so delish, I couldn't stop licking the empty pan or the spoons I'd used to stir the stuff. I only allowed myself one biscuit, split in two, and a small serving of scrambled tofu. I'm watching portion sizes as a New Year's resolution. But I could have eaten the whole pot of gravy in one sitting.
I made scrambled tofu with mushrooms, carrots, and red onion. I prepared it in my new cast iron skillet, and it really made a difference in the taste. It had more of a "grandma homemade" taste. Seriously. I'm loving this cast iron thing!
BTW, the biscuits are my own special recipe Butter Soymilk Biscuits. They're also going in my cookbook. The gravy's going in too. But I'll share that recipe. It's quite simple really.
1 Tbsp. soy margarine
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
Pour soy milk and vanilla in a medium-sized mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine sugar, flour, and cocoa. Mix well. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until cocoa lumps are dissolved.
Melt margarine in a small saucepan on medium heat. Pour in cocoa milk mixture and stir continuously until sauce begins to thicken. When the mixture has reached a gravy-like consistency, turn off heat.