Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Baby, its Cold Outside!


Hahaha I just had to use that title. Seems everyone on Blogger used it this week so I thought 
"Why not?" Ahhhh it is definitely THAT time of year again.

The time of year when you take artistic pictures of the winter weather (I didn't take this picture...But it was perfect.) 

The time of year you frequent quaint little coffee shops more then normal.
The time of year when you stop and stare at the beautiful scenery breathlessly.
 God painted some pretty awesome 3D pictures and then let us live in it.
The time of year you re-pin thousands and thousands of lovely wardrobe ideas!
I am SO guilty of this one! 
And the time of year when you drool over endless wonderful holiday recipes and promise yourself you will bake soon...just not today because you just don't have the Sound familiar?

By the way here is the recipee for the picture above if anyone is interested!

Hot Chocolate Pudding Cake

Baking time for these pudding will vary based on what you bake it in. If you use a small/medium ramekin, it may take as little as 10 minutes. My cups took exactly 15 minutes. If using a larger bowl, they may need as much as 20 minutes in the oven. Whichever size, just bake them until a crust forms on top that has some deep cracks and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with some gooey batter attached.
You can refrigerate the batter before baking. Let sit at room temperature for a bit before baking and note it may take a few minutes longer to bake if the batter is cold. You can also bake ahead, let cool, cover and keep at room temperature for several hours or cover and refrigerate. Re-heat in a 350° oven for a few minutes or microwave to re-warm. Puddings will puff back up a bit when re-heated.


  • 4 oz./1 stick (115g) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 oz. (170g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped (somewhere around 70% is good)
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (134g) white sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. (190° C), with rack set in lower third of oven. Set ramekins or baking dishes on a baking sheet. No need to grease.
  2. Put the butter and chocolate in a medium-sized bowl, then set the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir gently until smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer or by hand with a whisk, whip the eggs, sugar, and salt until the mixture is light and foamy, and just holding its shape (like soft whipped cream). This should take about 5 minutes with an electric mixer, or longer if doing by hand. Fold one-third of the beaten eggs into the chocolate to lighten it, then scrape the lightened chocolate mixture over the beaten eggs, and fold it in just until there are no streaks of eggs visible.
  4. Divide the batter into the baking dishes, filling them no more then 3/4 full (They will rise).
  5. Bake the puddings for about 12 to 20 minutes (depending on size of baking dish) until the puddings are puffed up and the top is crusted and deeply cracked. A toothpick inserted into the centre will come out with some soft chocolate attached.
  6. Serving and Storage: These can be served immediately, or you can let cool, cover, and keep at room temperature for up to a day. You can also refrigerate the batter before baking and then bring them to room temperature before baking.
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min
Number of servings (yield): 4 – 6

Mmmmmm these look so good! 

Does anyone else out there ever go through Pinterest and say Mmmmm thats how I'm going to decorate my room this summer. Or, Mmmmm I'm going to start pinning a bunch of these goals and DO them this year? Or how about, Mmm that is so my style I'm going to try and adopt it into my wardrobe soon? 
Yah...its kinda a dilemma of mine. 

News Update 
I'm sitting here reliving the book I just finished reading. (When I read a book I am "there")
And the book I just finished was REALLY REALLY good! 
Papa is outside clearing the fence so that we can get our horses over here! 
That will be a dream come true for me! 

The puppies are getting really fat! LOL

I finished a Christmas present yesterday for Jessica and Allison and I REALLY want to show you guys my master piece but I'm scared to death they will see my post! 

I had Spanish rice and roasted sweet potatoes for lunch and I think it is one of my new favorite meals! 

And I'm listening to this at the moment 


1 comment:

Noelle said...

Stuff like this really gets me in the mood :) hehe and yeah...ive noticed that title trending too! You have such a lovely blog, Emelie!!