As we have slowly inched our way over the years to healthier eating habits, there remains one food group that remains a part of our days - sweets.
I have made some very small changes such as adding less sugar to my basic cookie recipe, making a healthy granola bar with coconut oil and maple syrup, and then simply choosing to eat smaller portions for dessert.
One of sweet in particular, that does tend to makes an appearance daily in some form is - chocolate!
This was a recent dessert created in a joint effort by Abby and myself.
The basic cake is the recipe, Basic Mixture for Cupcakes, from one of my favorite cookbooks, Forgotten Skills of Cooking.
The chocolate sauce is a wonderful new find - no more plastic chocolate sauce bottles in our house. It stores well in a canning jar in the refrigerator.
My Granny's Chocolate Sauce
1 1/2 c. sugar
4 T. flour
1/4 c. cocoa
1/4 t. salt
1 c. water
Mix dry ingredients, then add water and cook until smooth and thick. Add 1 T. butter and 1 t. vanilla.
This book, Abby found at a thrift shop for $1.00. We have already made the fudge chocolate cake and today Sarah made Chocolate Souffle Tart.
We are spoiled for sure.