Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26 - Chocolate Yumminess

I am posting a comfort-food recipe that made our family's evening.  I have tried many of these chocolate cobbler recipes and this is the best one I have found.  It is super easy and has just basic pantry ingredients.  Don't let the "runniness" make you nervous.  It bakes up nicely on top and finishes with a lovely chocolate sauce.  I hope you enjoy it sometime soon!
Chocolate Cobbler
From Taste of the South Winter 2007
1 ¼ cups sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
7 tablespoons cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 ½ cups hot water
Garnish:  vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, stir together ¾ cup sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; mix until smooth.  Pour batter into an ungreased, 8-inch-square glass baking pan.
Stir together remaining ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons cocoa.  Sprinkle this mixture evenly over batter.  Pour hot water over top – do not stir!
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center of cobbler is almost set.  Let stand for 15 minutes.
Spoon into individual dessert dishes.  The cobbler makes its own chocolate sauce in the bottom of the pan.  Spoon sauce over each serving and garnish with ice cream or whipped cream.