Accidental Artisan Desserts – Metaphysically Re-Composed Chocolate Biscuits and Gravy

Dear Reader,

I wanted to share with you something I stumbled upon this evening whilst trying to get rid of the following ingredients from my cupboard:

  • Baking Chocolate Squares
  • A bag of frozen blueberries
  • A half-empty bottle of Shiraz

This is how most of my cooking experiments come to fruition, by the way: finding ways to get rid of crap in the pantry.

What came about is similar to something called a “deconstructed” dessert, but, as I don’t believe in all that post-modern nonsense, I shall term it a “metaphysically re-composed” dessert.

Metaphysically Re-Composed Chocolate Biscuits and Gravy

Serves 8. Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes.

It is essentially a fun combination of the above parts into a “new” take on biscuits and gravy as a dessert.

1. In a pot, mix the following:

  • 2 cups of frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups Shiraz or other red wine
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

2. Stir until boiling and heated thoroughly.

3. Add 5 squares of bakers chocolate to pot and stir until completely melted.

4. Pour 1/2 of the remaining contents to a mixing bowl.

5. Add 2 teaspoons of cornstarch to chocolate mix (mix the cornstarch into a small amount of water BEFORE adding to pot) on stove and heat until thickened into “gravy”

It should look something like this:

Dark Chocolate "Gravy"

Then, remove it from the heat and set aside.

6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

7. In mixing bowl, add the following:

  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 1/4-1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 a cup)

8. Mix until thoroughly combined.

9. Grease baking sheet and shape dough into about 8 or 9 biscuits.

10. Bake biscuits for 14-15 minutes.

Chocolate Blueberry Biscuits!

11. Pour gravy on top and serve while hot!


Yours in Christ,

Br. James Dominic, OP





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