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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Got teens?

School's out for the summer and suddenly I have teen boys at home all day, and they are hungry!

I don't realize how much food they don't eat when they are just somewhere else. Holy cow! It's all they think about.

Last night after dinner they were clamoring for dessert (two boys ate 16 Drumsticks in four days) and I had just seen this dessert at sophistimom on Pinterest (gosh it's hard these days to find the original recipe. Click, click, click....).

This dessert just has "teenage boys" all over it.

Stressed out mommies, too.

It was delicious and though it served eight pieces, if you have a big family, you'd best invest in another pan. This is a keeper.

PS I used an 8-inch cast iron skillet and followed the recipe exactly, except for using chocolate chips (Ghiradelli dark) instead of chunks.

Skillet Chocolate Chipper

serves 8

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in an 8 inch cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 5 minutes.

 Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it well into the mixture. Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top, and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed. Stir in chocolate chunks. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes*, or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but soft in the center. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

* Mine took at least 10 minutes longer than the recommended time, but it would have been good with only five minutes more -- it wasn't terribly gooey and gooey is a good thing.


Barb, ofs said...

Looks like a keeper! If I make it, I have to have a Big Kid act as a Panhandler for me--that cast iron qualifies as a "heavy thing."

Abby said...

I'm excited for the day I have two teenage boys in the house! Altho my oldest eats like a bird and is tiny. Wonder if that will change. My baby is going to be my gentle giant, I think. He must have a hole in his leg he eats so much.

But I know a mommy and daddy who would devour that dessert!

Linda said...

Oh, I'll have a lot of takers for this recipe! Thanks, Barb! :)