In this week’s parsha, having traveled through the desert for 40 years, Miriam dies and the people ask for water. Hashem tells Moshe to speak to the rock and command it to produce water. Instead, Moshe hits the rock and water comes flowing out.
For this week’s parsha integration to your shabbat table, I suggest serving a delicious dessert of HOT CHOCOLATE CAKES.
Hit these bad boys with your fork and delicious liquid chocolate will pour out!
There are lots of hot chocolate cake recipes out there but my favorite by far is my friend Debbie’s (thanks Debso!)
Ingredients: (yields 8 hot chocolate cakes)
- 200 grams bittersweet chocolate
- 200 grams butter or margarine
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 egg yolks
- 2/3 cup flour
Preheat the oven to 190 (C). Melt the chocolate together with the butter. Add powdered sugar and mix.
Add the eggs one by one, then add the yolks and mix, until its all mixed together and smooth.
Sift the flour on top of the mixture and mix only until it’s all incorporated.
(Up to this point you can make in advance and save it in the fridge or freezer, though baking time will be a couple of minutes longer)
Before serving, make sure to butter/pam the little cups, and pour the mixture into them. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are set and the middle is still soft when you touch it. Take it out of the oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Serve in cup- or flip it over on a plate.
The “secret” is in the baking- if it bakes for more time than it needs to, they won’t be liquidy in the middle. If you want to know exactly how much time you need in your oven, try baking only one for 12 minutes, then take it out and cut it. see if it needs less time or more.