Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday; January 16th, 2021 

I have been held captive in the kitchen, this afternoon.  A willing captive, - a sweet surrender to a roasted chicken and a crazy chocolate cake.

And while the baking was going on, perched on a stool, delighting in Mary Oliver.....

You may not have the recipe for Crazy Chocolate cake, and I will include it in this post in case NOT.  It is now my favourite - I gave up others ways of making chocolate cake long ago, when it became apparent that it was to become a staple in the kitchen drawer, available to all lovers of chocolate when they came home from school, or wherever they might have been dawdling, or working.

This chocolate cake manufacturing effort takes one large pan, a big silver vegetable spoon for stirring, and the following ----

Dump in the large pan, (- glass is nice.  I use the blue one....)

3 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 5/8 cup of cocoa, 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of vanilla

stir well, then pour over 2 cups of cold water and 2/3 cup of vegetable oil (no veggie oil in my fridge so I used a cup of apple sauce instead) and 2 tsp of vinegar.  Keep on stirring! When everyone gets to know the neighbours well pop it into the oven (350 degreesF) for 30/40 minutes.  

Sit down and read a bit of Mary Oliver, or Jane Kenyon while waiting for the oven to perform its magic....

This chocolate cake never fails, - and only a spoon and maybe a cup to wash!

The oven is nice and warm, - just right for roasting a chicken for supper.  Stuff the chicken with an apple - easy peasy, and treat it to a buttery covering.  It comes out with lovely roasted skin and sweet slices of chicken - well, you know how nice roasted chicken is!!

If you want to you can ice the chocolate cake, but it is quite satisfying without getting all fancied up.

I have a potato baking in the oven, and soon it will be supper time.  What I need most is someone to share it with ❤❤❤


The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh I do agree about sharing Hildred. Not much fun eating alone is it?

Ellen D. said...

I bet your kitchen smelled wonderful!

Debby said...

Okay. I am intrigued. I am going to try Hildred's Crazy Chocolate cake!

I have recently discovered sweet potatoes, baked in an oven. I don't top them with anything. For some reason, I just love them.