Monday, July 8, 2013

Hot Fudge Sundae- A one-pot-wonder

Today was a lazy Sunday afternoon complete with a slow drive through the mountains to enjoy the beautiful world around us, and then a thunderstorm that hurried us back into the house and onto the couch under a cozy warm blanket. Of course we needed something sweet to accompany us :)
I searched through the pages of my Betty Crocker cookbook and found a chocolaty treat that I haven't made before. The winning ticket for me was, its a one pot wonder sundae. The sauce bakes with the brownie/cake and all you have to do is add some vanilla bean ice cream, or some fresh fruit.
Its warm and fudgy and guaranteed to bring someone you love in close for a snuggle and chocolate kisses *~*~*
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but they add great texture)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups very warm water
Vanilla bean ice cream or fresh fruit if desired.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees
Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt together with a fork.
Add milk, oil, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Stir in nuts.
Spread in to an 8.5x8.5 inch (greased) pan.
Sprinkle brown sugar/cocoa mixture over the top of the batter.
Pour 1 3/4 cups warm water over the top.
Bake 40 minutes or until top is dry. Cool for 10 minutes.
Spoon the warm cake into a bowl and catch some of the delicious chocolate sauce from the bottom of the pan. Pour it over the top of vanilla ice cream or fresh fruit.
I hope you enjoy this warm bowl of deliciousness!
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Friday, July 5, 2013

School District Peanut Butter squares

Today it is raining cats and dogs out, and I just got a flood warning on my phone. I can hear the thunder and see the lightening out my window. My 2 year old is asleep and so there is nothing left for me to do today but build a small tent out of blankets in out living room, and eat peanut butter squares with my son. What a rough day making memories.
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