Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baked Hot Chocolate

When I saw a recipe on the Huffington Post for a dessert called baked hot chocolate, there was no doubt in my mind that I needed to make it. There was no doubt in my mind, even though this thing could clearly kill you. Let me level with you here. This recipe calls for four ingredients. They are as follows:

1) eggs
2) butter
3) sugar
4) chocolate

It's really hard to figure out what the make-believe health food is in here. You know, like when you bake brownies and put walnuts in them and you get to be like, "Oh, the walnuts have protein"? Or when you eat chocolate-covered strawberries because strawberries are a fruit and probably have antioxidents or something (don't quote me on that)?

Yeah. This recipe doesn't have any of that.

What it does have going for it is that it tastes amazing. The article about it says, "Maybe you're in the mood for hot chocolate. Maybe you're in the mood for chocolate pudding. Maybe you're in the mood for molten chocolate cake. How about all three together?"

Allow me to simplify that statement: this is a bowl filled exclusively with a chocolate substance that tastes like the inside, hot, melty bit of a chocolate lava cake. There's just none of that cake bullshit dragging it down.

BOTTOM LINE: If you have heart problems, don't eat this dish. What are you, suicidal? But if you're me, and you just came home from a full sixty minutes of Pilates and therefore feel like you're entitled to eat anything in the kitchen, then what are you waiting for? You can make this. It only takes four ingredients.