Fam Faves!

Remixing recipes is fun but baking isn’t usually the best time to change the recipe. Unless you are exchanging peanut butter chips for a recipe’s chocolate chips or pecans for walnuts for example, a recipe when baking should generally be followed exactly.

My gramma’s blueberry cobbler is about the best you can get, follow this for a super yummy dessert using blueberries – a super food!

Evelyn’s Blueberry Cobbler ~

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp cream

2 cups blueberries

1/2 cup butter

2/3 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt 

In  a 2.5 quart baking dish combine butter, brown sugar and milk, microwave for 1.5 minutes. In a separate bowl combine the 1/2 cup butter, white sugar, eggs and milk. Beat well. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the baking soda in the flour then add to creamed butter mixture. Blend well then pour over blueberries. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Reduce heat to 250 for another 15 mins then turn off the heat and let the cobble stand in the oven for another 15 mins before serving.

Serve warm and top with whipped cream and/or ice cream!

Another super delicious family recipe is my mom’s cream cheese chocolatey goodness…

one word – indulgence! 

Jan’s Cream Cheese Brownies ~

4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (use a chocolate bar, baking squares or chocolate chips)

3 tbsp butter

2 oz butter (about 1/2 cup) *room temperature

one 8oz package cream cheese *softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp flour

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup flour 

*to soften to room temperature, remove from fridge about 20 minutes before baking 

Melt 4oz chocolate with 3 tbsp butter (microwave or double boiler – I use a plexi-glass bowl over a pot of simmering water), set aside to cool. Blend 2 oz butter with the cream cheese then gradually add 1/4 cup sugar until well combined. Add 1 egg, 1 tbsp flour & vanilla; set aside. Beat 2 eggs then gradually add 3/4 cup sugar. Add salt, baking powder and flour then blend in cooled chocolate. Pour the chocolate mixture into a greased 8” x 13” pan. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate mixture. With a knife swirl the brownie mix by moving a knife through the mixture in figure eight motions until you see a nice swirl between the chocolate and the cream cheese – about four figure eight swirls. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. 

Like you need an reason not to make it even more decadent so why not serve it with ice cream, whipped cream,  a chocolate frosting or a chocolate ganache

Two fab family recipes that are so worth trying….again…and again!

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