My Aunt Linda & Uncle Tom are still in town and we have been spending everyday with them…soaking them up. My kids have missed their Grammy like crazy and Aunt Linda or Nina, has been a breath of fresh air. She invests in them. I love it. It is soooo Mom…it must be a Hall gene.
So while Aunt Linda is in town we have done a bit of baking and cooking. I am a HUGE fan of our family cookbook…The Dining Halls…From Our Halls To Yours. It has the most amazing recipes, from the most amazing women. All our Hall Family recipes collected together in one book. The other night Aunt Linda said she was going to make Aunt Lynda Lee’s chocolate cobbler recipe and Aunt Martha wanted to watch it go down I thought, “Hmmmm, this may make a good blog post.” And sure enough…I thought it was blog worthy because it is in fact the weirdest recipe I have ever seen. The end result…well it’s just heavenly…for reals.
Let the weirdness begin…oh and bear with my late night camera lighting…
Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in a 9×13 pan. Aunt Linda did this by putting the 9×13 pan on one of the stove eyes and turning it on low. It melted while we got the rest of the recipe together. She’s a pretty smart lady.
Mix together in a bowl 1 1/2 cups self rising flower,
1 1/4 cups sugar,
1 3/4 T. cocoa,
2 tsp. vanilla,
and 3/4 cup milk.
Stir all those ingredients together.
By now the butter in your 9×13 pan should have melted.
Then pour the batter into the butter pan. DO NOT STIR.
Then mix 1 1/2 cups sugar and a 1/2 cup cocoa in another bowl. Stir together and sprinkle over the batter in the dish. DO NOT STIR.
And if all that “DO NOT STIR” stuff wasn’t weird enough…then you poor 2 cups boiling water into the pan. And…you guessed it…DO NOT STIR.
Put the pan in the over at 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes.
30 minutes later…you have chocolate heaven in a 9×13 pan. This stuff is crazy good.
We ate ours in cups with vanilla ice cream. Don’t be hatin’
Here is the full recipe…straight from The Dining Halls. Thanks Aunt Lynda Lee for sharing.
And this is why I should always have my camera with me. My Aunt Martha was getting a kick out of a can of Flarp…it makes really funny fart noises…if you were wondering what Flarp was.
Then my Aunt Tootsie called to talk to my Aunt Linda. Yes…yes, that is in fact my Aunt Martha making fart noises into the phone for her sister to hear. I suppose fart noises are the bridge between all ages
PS: Keep forgetting, but check our my friend Carol’s blog over at Love With Abandon.
They are working on raising money to host two sweet kiddos this summer from Lativa. Think about helping them out…and I think they are having a giveaway soon too.
Oh and speaking of giveaway…maybe the coolest giveaway ever on my site is going to start this Wednesday. It involves 6 art pieces, 10 keyfobs, 2 sets of anchor stationary and 2 Hall cookbooks…oh and 6 different winners. I’m pretty stoked.