Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 22 -- Baked Chocolate Pudding, Take 2

Cookbook - Jamie's Kitchen and Jamie Oliver Online

Jared, yet again, is not here. He's at a lake house with his friend named Drew. So I was on my own, yet again. I do not mind being on my own with cooking. My mom was with me. And we didn't have butter, but my dad went to the gas station, Johnny Joe's, to get butter for me.

So my school is an International Baccalaureate school. That means we follow attitudes and profiles which help us shape who we are and what we want to be.

We have this thing called Exhibition. It's sort of like a science fair project, only you have groups, and you get to choose a subject that you really, really like. It doesn't have to be science related. It could be for hurricanes, obesity, child abuse, animals, or basically anything you want.

Today I was thinking I can use this Kid's Cooking Challenge as my project. I can hopefully get 20, or even more, kids to follow our site and cook the things we're cooking. I'm going to do this because my mom is writing an article and was looking up websites and we found out that 16-33% of children are now obese.

And I want to change that. I'm going to hand out fliers and cook samples of food and healthy desserts. I'm going to do this at my school at our world festival. This will be the launch for my project.

I'm really excited about this, so I hope it works. I hope kids at my school can learn that they can change their ways of eating and their habits.

So today I decided to make another version of the baked chocolate pudding (still no uses rice flour, which is so cool!).

Buttering the dishes.

We didn't do it right the first time (though it was delicious and it is maybe our new favorite dessert), and we still didn't do it right this time because we still didn't have all the right kind of chocolate.

This is the coffee and chocolate filling that you freeze first.

But we made it work and this time we're going to use a drizzle sauce.

Putting it all together.

My brother, Sam, and his friend, Trey, were the official testers today.

That's a Darth Vader helmet on Trey's head.

They LOVED it. "Thank you," Trey said. Sam said, "This is so good, it's awesome."

Trey was holding the plate and he started walking away, stealing it from Sam.

Around and around they went!

My dad said, "If you're a chocolate lover you must make this. It's an $8.00 dessert at a fancy restaurant."

My mom said, "It's a piece of chocolate heaven."

I say, "Oh, my gosh. This is awesome." It is way better that the last time. It's not as sweet, but it's very rich.

2 THUMBS UP. 3. 4. 5. However many I can.