Monday, June 18, 2012

Easy as Pie Pudding

Last week was VBS at our church. I had the privilege of being the photographer for the entire event. It was so fun, I was so exhausted! There were a few days when I just laid on the floor while the Jellybean played around me and then when straight to bed (at 4:30) when the nerd got home. I didn't do much cooking at all. Here's another one of my quick chocolate fixes. It's pudding, you can make it in the microwave, it's easy. You can make this after a day of chasing down 500 kids on a large campus for individual pictures. Trust me.

100g White Sugar
40g Cocoa Powder (I like to use Hershey special dark, it's half dutch process and half regular)
3 Tbsp Cornstarch
450ml Milk

Mix together your sugar, cocoa, and cornstarch. (Use a microwave safe bowl)

Slowly add in your milk stirring constantly so you don't end up with dry lumpy bits.

Microwave on high one minute at a time until thick and shiny. It should take 4-6 minutes.

Let cool slightly and enjoy or place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding and refrigerate to enjoy later. 

I like to add in a handful of chocolate chips while it's still hot and melt those in as well but that is completely optional. I also like to make half recipes of the dry mix and store those in pint size mason jars for later mixing.

Happy eating!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Brownie Bliss

Every once in a while you want something to bake. Something that doesn't involve scales or 6 flours and probably tastes very much like chocolate. The other night I had this very compulsion. It was horrible. There were no chocolate bars to be found and the chocolate chips just weren't cutting it. I remembered reading on a box of frozen brownies somewhere that you could make delicious treats with only potato starch. Thus the experiment began!

You'll need:
2 cups sugar
1 cup potato starch
3/4c cocoa
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 350

Grease a 9x5 pan liberally (Don't forget, I missed this step and now you don't get pictures. The brownies are delicious though!)

Cream your eggs and sugar together, then add your oil, salt and mix fully. Then slowly add in your cocoa and potato starch mixing fully.

Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 40-45min.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips or other sweet goodies before baking and mix it up. So easy!

Happy eating,