Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

This has been a day of rest, renewal and reflection. Translation: I've done nothing. It's hot. It's muggy. I'm cranky.

I will make Jambalaya later today. And I'm considering chocolate cobbler. Both of these can be accomplished inside without firing up the grill. Is that un-American?

Here's the chocolate cobbler recipe. It's so, so good - and so easy. Easy - that's what my theme for today is.

Chocolate Cobbler:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water


Melt butter in 13x9 pan or dish at 350 degrees.

Combine flour, 3/4c sugar, pecans, 1-1/2T cocoa, milk and vanilla in a small bowl.

Spoon over melted butter. DO NOT STIR.

Mix 1 cup sugar and the 1/4 cup cocoa together and sprinkle back and forth over the batter. DO NOT STIR.

Pour boiling water over top. DO NOT STIR.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Cool somewhat. Best if served warm!

Top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

The first time I made this I thought I had surely copied it wrong. It just didn't look right. The directions sound wacky, but it works. Man, it works!! And the smell while it is baking will make you think you died and went to chocolate heaven! Good with ice cream, but even better with homemade cream.

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