June has arrived, happy new month! Did you know that the month June is named after Juno the Goddess of Marriage? I wonder if that is why June Weddings are so popular among brides. Well, that is not the only thing on our minds in June. As we start inching towards summer, we also start planning for Father’s Day. It’s not as simple as dainty canapes and petite fours that we surprised moms with last month. Dad’s like to eat hearty. That means we need to come up with more artfully prepared fulfilling dishes for Father’s Day.
I thought about brownies for dessert, but I think little cut up squares are a bit boring and simply put, too neat for dads on Father’s Day. However, a luscious thick and gelatinous brownie pudding may just be the dessert for Father’s Day. It’s a beautiful unpretentious dish, which can be sweetly served at the end of a homely meal that I believe is what most dads prefer. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just as it is. It’s delicious either way, and while great for cooler weathers, it’s just as yummy anytime of the year.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (extra butter for baking dish)
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish. Melt the 2 sticks of butter and set aside to cool.
Whisk together the cocoa and flour and set aside.
With an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs and sugar on medium high speed until very thick and pale yellow, about 5 to 10 minutes.
When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, decrease the speed to low and add vanilla extract, and the cocoa and flour mixture. Mix until just combined. With the mixer still on low, slowly pour in cooled butter and mix again until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and place it in a larger baking pan or roasting pan. Add hot tap water to the pan to come halfway up the side of the baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool some and serve warm or at room temperature.