Chocolate from Nigella

My favorite chocolate recipes are from Nigella Lawson’s cookbook on ‘How to be a Domestic Goddess”. Please check it out! She is amazing! Here is an example of one of my favorites:

Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

1 cup unsalted butter
1 2/3 cups brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ounces best bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
9×5 loaf pan

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and line loaf pan with parchment. This is a very damp cake and it is what Nigella recommends also.
Mix the flour with the baking soda in a separate bowl. Cream the butter and sugar, either with a wooden spoon or with an electric hand held mixer, then add the eggs and vanilla, beating in well. Next, fold in the melted and slightly cooled chocolate, taking care to blend well but being careful not to overbeat. Gently add the flour/baking soda alternating spoon by spoon with the boiling water until you have a smooth and fairly liquid batter. Pour into the lined loaf pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven down to 325 degrees and continue to cook for another 15 minutes. The cake will be a little moist and an inserted toothpick or skewer will not come out completely clean. Place on a rack and let it get completely cold before inverting out of the pan. This cake is dense and damp and very moist!!! It goes great with pudding or berries! Enjoy!

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