And now for something completely decadent.
I’m all over making and serving things in Mason Jars. They are cute and practical, just like me. 😉
I am starting to feel the same about cast iron frying pans. If you come to my place and I cook for you, chances are good it’ll be in a cast iron pan. My favourite one weighs approximately 90 lbs, and could be used as a weapon if needed. I bought it about 20 years ago from a church yard sale for a quarter. I had to put a lot of elbow grease into it, sanding it and re-seasoning it, but man, was it worth it. I use that thing every day.
A couple weeks back, I had dinner at a place called The Hub in New Westminster. For dessert, we could not resist ordering the house special: a pazookie. It’s a giant, deep-dish cookie, baked in a cast-iron pan, and served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
I had to make one.
These are amazing. You will require a smaller cast-iron pan for this, mine is 8″.
(recipe courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup AP flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- In a large bowl with a mixer (or in your stand mixer), cream together the butter with the sugars until pale.
- Add the vanilla, milk and egg and cream again.
- Sift the cocoa powder together with the flour, baking soda and salt. It’s important to sift the cocoa especially, as it tends to be lumpy. In small batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet, until they are incorporated.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Press about one cup of the batter into a small, buttered, cast-iron skillet. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. You want your cookie to still be molten in the middle.
- Serve hot from the oven with a scoop of ice cream.
- Leftover batter can be made into more skillet deep dish cookies, or you can roll them into balls and bake them as regular cookies.