Myrtle is, actually, one of my great-great-grandmothers or great-great-aunts... This is one family tradition to continue and pass along!
4 Tbls flour
1 C sugar
3+ Tbls cocoa powder
2 Tbls butter
1 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix dry ingredients. (I use dark chocolate cocoa powder, but suit your own taste.) Add milk slowly, mixing smoothly. Add butter. Boil, stirring frequently, especially as it begins to thicken.
Let cool - not completely...it's best warm! Add vanilla.
Serve over ice cream. Or better yet...as a dip for fruit, like these strawberries fresh from my own garden! :)