Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chocolate Cobbler

Perfect Pairing:  Vanilla Ice Cream

One of the most popular desserts in restaurants is the delicious chocolate lava cake.  The first time I ever heard about it was years ago when my parents came back from a trip to France with some friends.  The entire group raved about the chocolate dessert they had at a restaurant in Paris.  So I remember it was a really big deal to find it on a dessert menu here in the states.  Now it seems like it is a staple.  Even though it no longer has the same exotic appeal, it is usually pretty outstanding.
I tried to make a version at home a few years ago and I can’t say it was a complete success.  I overcooked the individual desserts so there really was not much of a lava flow.  Overall they were kind of a disappointment.
I ran across this chocolate cobbler recipe last summer and tried it out for some family.  It was a hit!  I thought it was very similar to the chocolate lava dessert.  The top of the cobbler forms a crust but underneath is the “lava” portion.   The best part is that it is so much easier to make than individual lava cakes!
The Perfect Pairing for this recipe is vanilla ice cream.  You can’t beat that combination!


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