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Friday, April 30, 2010

Last Egg-related dish for a while...

And it's not even one you would expect... Last weekend, I made Pioneer Woman's Baked Fudge. It is so delicious and bad for you, I only make it once a year. It is becoming my signature Valentine's Day dessert; except this year, we were so covered in cupcakes that it just didn't sound good. So, I made it for the very famous Day-After-Earth Day.

If you are ready to throw your diet out the window for the day, (my estimates are that these are around 500 calories each), you need:

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 heaping Tbsp. cocoa powder (see below)
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract

(If you would like to see Pioneer Woman's step-by-step version of this, visit here:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/02/sweets-for-your-sweetie-1-delicious-baked-fudge/)

Preheat the oven to 313*. (PW says to "between 300 and 325"; since mine is digital, I picked the middle.) Beat eggs until light in color, then add sugar. Then add the copious amounts of cocoa powder. Observe:

Add the flour, melted butter, and vanilla. (Honestly, next time I might reduce the butter amt by about 2 Tbsp. It just took a while to stir all of it in, and maybe we could do with a little less.)

Place in ramekins, in a baking pan of sorts. Add some water, until it comes up to about halfway up the sides of the dishes. (Do this after you have it in the oven already. Save yourself some trouble!)
PW says: "Bake 40-50 minutes, or until upper crust is crispy and the rest of the batter is firm but not set. Toothpick should come out... not clean, but mixture should not be overly runny. If you pull it out of the oven and have second thoughts, put it back in for ten more minutes." Let it cool for a few minutes before eating. (You can also top it with whipped cream, but even I am not that crazy!)

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