You know that feeling of utter cosiness, when you sit in your warm (probably way overheated) apartment, and the cold of the harsh, freezing winter weather on the other side of the window sills can’t touch you? And how it feels when you get that special feeling that someone understands you completely and is there for you no matter what?
Well. This is it. This recipe is exactly that, but recreated with 6 basic ingredients you can find in your kitchen at any given time (including at three a.m., which is good, because you never know when you’ll get your extreme chocolate cravings).
I was just thinking, is it too much to attach so much emotional importance to a tiny cake? The answer is no. Absolutely no.
I mean, after all, have you tried it?!
Ingredients (serves one, because as the ancient proverb goes: treat yo’ self)
- ¼ cup semi chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg (room temperature), beaten
- 1 tablespoon flour
Melt the chocholate and butter in a stainless steel or glass bowl over steam (I am lazy and just do it above a boiling kettle, it’s easier and you don’t use as many dishes!), then slowly mix in the beaten egg. It’s best if you wait a for the chocholate mixture to cool down a bit, so the egg doesn’t coagulate. When you get a nice, smooth batter, add the flour, vanilla extract and sugar. Put everything in a pre-butered sufle dish, throw it in the oven (not literally, that would be really bad and also what are you thinking, who the hell throws sufle bowls around??) and bake for 10 minutes at 200°C.
After 10 minutes, take it out of the oven, let it cool for a moment or two, and then dig in!
Happy comfort eating!!