Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!('s eve)

Happy New Year's Eve! Some good things happened in 2008, like oh, I don't know, getting engaged!? and taking a month-long trip to Europe, and moving into a house with just Alex, taking a trip to visit my BFF Kelly, and plenty of other things. Bad things happened too, like breaking my leg, and then breaking it again, and my grandfathers death. So cheers to 2009, let's hope this year brings no more broken bones, just good things (like my wedding!). 

Speaking of the New Year, I need some tech help. Are you a computer smarty? Do you know how to switch from blogger to wordpress using my domain I bought from google? I don't, but would appreciate it if you know how, if you could email me at jillelise @ gmail . com, without the spaces. I'm a little computer illiterate and want to take httg up a notch. 
Chocolate Pudding Cakes
Whether you're having a big party or just snuggling up with your fiance (like I am) for New Year's, this is a good party dessert. Fairly effortless, magic and self-saucing, this is like when I was a kid and used to microwave a brownie and drizzle it with hot fudge, but all in one. Top with marshmallows for a killer touch. Using eggnog instead of milk gives it a good holiday flavor, but if that's not your thing go ahead and use milk, or soy milk. 

Recipe from Ezra Pound Cake

1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 c rice flour mix
1/2 t xanthan gum
2 t baking powder
big pinch of salt
1/2 c eggnog
3 T melted butter
1 egg
2 t vanilla
1/2 c choc chips
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c cocoa
1 1/4 c boiling water 

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together 1/2 c brown sugar, 1/4 c cocoa powder, flour mix, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in eggnog, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Divide between 6 ramekins (or oven-safe mugs). Mix together 1/4 c cocoa powder and 1/2 c brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the batter, covering completely. Pour boiling water evenly over (carefully!), place ramekins or mugs on a cookie sheet, and bake 17-20 minutes, until cakes are still a bit jiggly but starting to crack on top. Let cool 10 minutes, and top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

If you want to top your cakes with marshmallows, top immediately when you take your cakes out of the oven, turn the heat to broil, and brown the cakes 1-2 minutes under the broiler. 

1 comment:

  1. A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to you, Jill!
    Hope you recover soon with your leg.