I heard about these in passing, and then yesterday at my mother’s house one of my brothers mentioned that his mother-in-law makes them all the time for her grandchildren (did you get all of that?). Word on the street is that the children love them, and they can be made in countless flavors. They can be made using boxed cake or from scratch. They can be served with whipped cream or ice cream or topped with chocolate chips.
In my research I’ve seen them referred to as “breakfast.”
I found this recipe and decided to try it because it’s from scratch, I can make it lactose-free, it’s chocolate, and it’s easy. It also seems to get rave reviews wherever I’ve found it being referred to online. Other blogs go so far as to try to make copycats of this recipe.
So here it goes. Sweet Girl was skeptical, so of course she’s going to be my little guinea pig.
Okay, I made it and here’s the verdict. Sweet Girl claimed she likes it but when I asked if she wanted more than a bite she said,
“I brushed my teeth.”
It needs a pinch of salt and some leavening. It just… does. It’s tasty but flat, so it definitely needs the salt. And it needs leavening to help it rise better and not feel like paste in the mouth. With those additions I’m thinking it would be fabulous. Or, you know, I’ll find a new recipe. Pinterest, here I come.