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Monday, July 30, 2012

Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler

Taking a break from blogging gave me time to gather in our fruit orchard and gardens.
Our fruit orchard and two gardens have produced well this year.  We gathered mayhaws and blackberries and placed them in the freezer for making mayhaw and blackberry jelly.  Our garden produced new potatoes, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, and okra.  Phillip ate all the tomato sandwiches that he wanted and shared tomatoes with so many people.  I even took tomatoes to my job and all of our employees had BLT's for lunch one day.  I made Crystalized Sweet Pickles with our cucumbers.  I have fallen in love with stewed squash!   I hope Phillip will plant more squash this fall.   We gathered and put up okra for our freezer as well as for my parent's freezer.  Our sweet banana peppers, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, and jalapeno peppers are still producing and I'm making hot pepper jelly with them.  It's been a busy, productive time with our fruit orchard and gardens but when they do well you're going to be busy! 

My friend, Janie, had posted this recipe for Chocolate Cobbler on facebook and said that she had made it for a couple of girlfriends when they came for lunch recently.  She said she took it out of the oven when they arrived and it was still warm when they had it for dessert.

Phillip and Brent love Chocolate Pie and Phillip had even tried to get me to make Chocolate Pie when I mentioned that I was going to try a recipe for Chocolate Cobbler.  One bite of Chocolate Cobbler and Phillip decided real quick that he loved Chocolate Cobbler, too.  This is a simple, easy recipe.  Serve it warm and your family will love it.  Don't you want to put a spoon into the picture of Chocolate Cobbler for a taste right now?

                                                         Chocolate Cobbler

2 sticks of butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk

Chocolate Layer

1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 cups boiling water

In a 13 X 9 glass dish, melt 2 sticks of butter. 

In one bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups sugar, flour, vanilla, and milk.  Pour this over the melted butter.  Do Not Stir.

In another bowl, mix cocoa and 1 cup sugar.  Pour this over the flour mixture.  Do Not Stir.

Pour 2 cups boiling water over the top.  Do Not Stir.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 min. (until done).

*My next blog will be on Wednesday.*