Many years ago a sweet friend of mine, Marie Williams gave me a book, Take Big Bites, by Linda Ellerby. It has been one of those books that keeps reminding me that life needs more special moments, more shared memories with loved ones and that we need to always be grateful for each day that we have. Every few pages in the book, Linda gives a recipe. This recipe became one of those that I continue to make sometimes twice a month, sometimes more. It is printed also in my cookbook, Princess on the Porch, but after having it edited again, before it goes into publication, I noticed that the recipe which is on page 90 needs correction. In my book, I gave in the list of ingredients, 1 cup of butter, when it should read 1 STICK of butter. If you have a copy of Princess on the Porch, please make sure to make this correction. It would be pretty greasy if you use 1 cup.
For those of you who don’t have a copy yet, I hope you will consider getting one when they come out in a couple of months. They will be available for Kindle, through Amazon and I think, Barnes & Noble. In the meantime here is the recipe.The book has humorous stories along with recipes and words of encouragement for the seasons of your lives…
Linda Ellerby, thank you for sharing this memory with us. This dessert has already been enjoyed in our home, more times than I can count. Everyone who we have shared it with, agree that it is a chocolate dessert that should be considered a food group.
1 stick butter
2 (1 oz ea) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teas vanilla
1/4 teas salt.
Preheat oven to
Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat or in microwave. Cool. Mix together the next 5 ingredients. Add cooled chocolate mixture and then stir until completely blended. Pour into a greased pie plate. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Do not over bake, as you want it a little gooey
If you are a true chocoholic, you will cut off a piece every time you walk through the kitchen. Serve warm with ice cream is a great way to make new friends.
Serves: 6 to 8