Saturday, April 05, 2008

Slow Saturday

Despite the weatherman's promise of 60 degree temperatures, we're beginning the weekend with a sleet/rain mix that puts me in no big rush to begin the day.

About an hour ago I went downstairs and mixed up something that's filled the air with the scent of chocolate. Mmm...mouth-watering. My baking timer has only a couple of minutes left on it so I'm going to share the goodness with you and dash before I ruin the snowy morning surprise.

Just as a side note, my husband and I joke that my "cooking timer" is usually the squealing smoke alarm. It's not entirely true but not altogether false, either.

Today, though, I'm going to present the perfectly timed treat with a steaming pot of coffee. We'll eat beside a roaring fire and smile at the sleet bouncing off the French doors. Because really, when Mother Nature hands you ice balls, what can you do besides grin and bear it? :)

From my most recent cookbook, Tea Time, a recipe that I love. I hope you do, too.

Have a great weekend!

Chocolate Loaf

½ cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1½ cups flour
3 T. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
½ cup sour cream
½ cup chopped nuts, optional
½ cup chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs.

Combine dry ingredients.
Add to butter mixture.
Add vanilla, sour cream, nuts
and chocolate morsels.

Pour batter into pans.
Bake for 60 minutes.


Melissa McClone said...

That looks delicious Sarita. I may have to ask hubby to make me a loaf. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! One day when kidlets (milk & nut allergies between the two of them) are out, I'll make that for Husband and myself. Yum!

Dru said...

The recipe looks yummy. I'm going to send it to my mom and sister and have them make it for me.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try this one this week. It looks decadent!