Molten chocolate babycake

How to be a domestic goddess: baking and the art of comfort cooking, by Nigella Lawson, is an authentic comfort food cookbook, and what I mean by that is the recipes call for lots of butter and high calorie  stuff, the “Dish” loves that. Nigella from her writing comes off as a strong and brassy women, ah the quintessential domestic goddess! With this cookbook you are in for a treat, in fact, as many treats as time permits.  The book oozes with deliciousness; chocolate, butter and sugar, all the things we are to stay away from to have a long non-yummy life. The challenge with this cookbook is which taste of comfort food heaven  I want to experience.  Before the preparation of the recipe began, I heard someone mutter from the back part of the “Dish” residence,  “no street food, just chocolate”, immediately I understood, and the recipe I prepared would be molten chocolate babycakes with vanilla ice cream, tranquility reined again in the ”Dish” residence. The recipe called for the use of six custard cups which I procured at a local thrift shop, frugality is part of the “Dish’s” DNA. At the local thrift shop I had a chance meeting with LM, she caught me looking at the gorgeous collection of teapots for sale, but alas, all of this is for later folly, back to the recipe.

The molten chocolate babycake recipe is simple, the ingredients are readily available and only basic kitchen utensils are required.  One thing the “Dish” must implore you to do is buy the best chocolate possible for this recipe, you’ll thank me latter.  Another small issue is putting the parchment paper in the custard cups, it’s a bit fiddly, but vital for removal of the molten chocolate babycakes from the custard cups. Prep and cook time is about 45 minutes, not much time for the best chocolate dessert  I have ever  created in my life. I know this sounds like boasting, but it is 100%  true. For chocolate lovers and dessert lovers, this cookbook is a must!! The Goddess rocks!

*****David’s dish

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