Slow day

Not much to report today. I didn’t spend a lot of time outside, because we had some training at the office all morning, and I spent the afternoon playing catch-up and trying to get the paper put together in half the time it usually takes to do that. It was a busy day — just the way I like it — but I was tired when I got home and just went to bed. I’ve been up too late too many nights in a row. Not tonight. I’m going to bed early so I can get up and run with Suzanne in the morning.

I did have time to run over to Billy Sims’ Barbecue in search of some chocolate cobbler during my lunch hour, but I came away disappointed: They have changed the dessert menu and are only serving brownies these days.

I am giving serious thought to launching a letter-writing campaign to get them to either bring back the chocolate cobbler or turn loose of the recipe so I can make it myself. If Mom still has her pudding cake recipe that made the brownie thing with all the goopy chocolate sauce around it, perhaps she would be so kind as to post it here. It tasted very similar to the chocolate cobbler.

Emily

2 thoughts on “Slow day”

  1. I am happy to oblige.

    Fudge Pudding Cake:

    1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
    ¾ cup sugar
    ½ tsp. baking soda
    ½ tsp. salt
    1 1-oz square unsweetened chocolate
    2 tbs. butter
    ¾ cup sour milk
    ½ tsp. vanilla
    ¾ cup coarsely chopped English walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts
    . . . . . . . . .
    ¾ cup brown sugar
    1 ½ cups boiling water
    2 1-oz squares unsweetened chocolate

    Sift flour, sugar, soda and salt together. Melt 1 square chocolate with butter. Stir in sour milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients; stir until blended. Mix in nuts. Pour into a greased 8x8x2″ pan.

    Sprinkle brown sugar over top. Combine boiling water and remaining 2 squares chocolate; stir until chocolate melts. Pour evenly over sugar topping. Bake in moderate oven (350º) 40 to 45 minutes or till cake is done. Serve warm, with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    As it bakes, the cake rises to the top and the watery chocolate mixture sinks to the bottom, making a kind of gooey pudding underneath. It’s a fun recipe to make with kids because it undergoes a kind of metamorphosis that they can watch as it bakes and makes your house smell heavenly in the process.

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