OK, who doesn’t like chocolate? Lydia loves chocolate. We take her Ghirardelli brownies when we visit her at the nursing home, and you can tell she enjoys them.
In honor of this year’s AFTD Food For Thought campaign, I will be posting some of Lydia’s favorite recipes. She liked cooking, watching Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel, the Food Network, Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Martha Stewart and many, many more. I have her cookbook collection at my house, plus there is a stash of hers at our parents’ house, too.
12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Confectioners’ sugar and/or cocoa powder, for dusting
Serving suggestion: Really Vanilly Whipped Cream, recipe follows, or ice cream
Really Vanilly Whipped cream:
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy or whipping cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla paste or extract
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 2-inch spring form pan with nonstick spray.
Put the chocolate, butter, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl.
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