Simple, classic, and chock full of chocolatey goodness. Your family is going to love this! Bake them in tiny mason jars so everyone gets their own jar of happiness!
Some recipes need to be shared. They need to be savoured, and enjoyed by everyone.
Then there are recipes, like this one, where you hide in the closet with the entire batch so you don’t have to share.
Not that anyone here did that.
I would never.
Okay, so I totally did it.
I don’t even care. It was totally worth it.
Sharing is good karma. Today I’m giving away good karma. Or rather an awesome recipe. But sorta karma too.
Today is my 3 year bloggy birthday. And I have to admit I’m backdating this post to get it up on the right day.
Omg, because I’ve been watching The Walking Dead compulsively and didn’t realize days were passing so quickly. I’m an addict, people. I need help immediately. I’d prefer that help to come from Daryl. So if anyone knows the dude, send him my way to rescue me from The Walking Dead madness around here.
Two nights ago I forced the entire family, and my daughter’s boyfriend to make dinner because I didn’t want to walk away during an episode. So they were all cooking, grating and tossing pizza while I had my eyes glued to the TV, and my rump firmly glued to the sofa.
One night ago I was making dinner with mini-me, we had The Walking Dead on as we worked. I got so distracted I actually cut myself while trying to pull a knife out of the knife drawer. I then did what any self-respecting Walking Dead junkie would do, I feigned that I was mortally wounded so I could have the family finish dinner for me. That way I could once again glue my eyes to the TV, and my rump to the sofa.
It’s wildly out of control, folks. I need help immediately. Send Daryl. Stat.
Okay so now you know why I’ve barely been visible on the blog or social media. I’d apologize but I’m loving every minute of it. So we’re all just going to have to suck it up and pretend today is Sunday March 2, my bloggy birthday. Even though I posted this on Tuesday March 4, and conveniently backdated it so it looks like I was Miss Pro-Organized and Efficient Blogger. It’s all good. It’s our little secret.
No celebration would be complete without some chocolate. So I made some Baked Fudge. If you have not had the pleasure of trying it you’re missing out big time. It’s divine. I saw it on The Pioneer Woman‘s site and was so intrigued I just had to try it. 10 times. All hiding in the closet so I didn’t have to share. My bad.
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- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup white granulated sugar I used Vanilla Sugar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder heaping
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon chocolate extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Beat the eggs until light in colour.
Now add the white granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until combined.
Add the cocoa, flour, butter and extracts. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Pour the batter into ramekins or small mason jars (good quality so they don't break in the oven) and set those inside a rimmed baking dish. I used a cake pan. Then pour water inside the baking dish (but NOT in the ramekins or mason jars) until it comes up about halfway.
Pop in the oven for about 40 to 50 minutes, they should be a crust on the top that is crisp but the inside should be firm but still just a tad gooey. It reminds me of a firm creme brulee on the inside.
You can serve these hot, and they will taste almost like a gooey brownie. Or you can pop them in the fridge to make them firmer and set up. Then they become almost like a soft fudgy pudding.
I like mine hot out of the oven. I just use a dish towel wrapped around the jar and have at it.
Serve with a big old chocolatey smile!
Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman's Delicious Baked Fudge
I only changed a couple of minor things. I liked the addition of brown sugar for more sweetness. I also used vanilla sugar because I love the flavour of it. Then I tossed in some extra extract in the form of chocolate extract. You can omit that if you don't have it.
I cannot even begin to describe this one. It’s so decadent and over the top good. You have to try it for yourself. Then hide in the closet so you don’t have to share. No evidence…no guilt!
So now you’re all wondering if I’ve been distracted by The Walking Dead again and forgot what I was suppose to be doing. Heck to the no, folks.
First of all, thank YOU. Without all of you this blog would not give me the joy it does every single day. I adore my readers, you become like family, we get to know each other and that’s the coolest part of blogging for me. I love the interaction and relationships formed by it. The shared passion of cooking and baking that brings us all together. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. For reading, commenting, sharing, and just showing up to let me know my little corner of the blogosphere is worth something.
Toodles and smoochies! xx