Jack Daniel’s Fudge Brownie Pudding is the recipe you’ve been looking for to impress your Valentine and chocolate-loving dinner guests all year long.
Our friend Lynne Tolley, who runs Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House restaurant in Lynchburg, TN, has made a successful career out of mastering the art of comfort food and serving it to lots of happy people. Miss Mary Bobo’s is just off the Lynchburg town square and a short walk from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, so Lynne has had plenty of visitors to feed and entertain in her nearly 30 years running the family-style restaurant.
We worked with Lynne on her new cookbook, Jack Daniel’s Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House (Thomas Nelson 2012). If you’ve been to Miss Mary’s you’ll spot the recipes for the dishes you were served like Miss Mary’s fried chicken and catfish, Lynchburg candied apples, fried okra, kraut salad and shoepeg corn.
Beyond the Boarding House favorites you’ll also find a nice selection of cocktails and snacks to serve with them, a helpful, “how-to” barbecue chapter for the non-competitive shade tree cooker and a dessert chapter loaded with comfort and an occasional touch of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Brownie Pudding might be the easiest homey comfort dessert in the book and one you will make for a long while if you make it once. Just scoop some gooey chocolate cake batter with a splash of whiskey into a casserole and pop it into the oven while you whip up a batch of whipping cream for the top-off. It’ll be especially valuable for a Valentine’s Day dessert for your sweetheart.
Everyday pantry staples are all you’ll need, even the chocolate — supermarket semi-sweet chocolate is plenty comfortable enough for this dish. Now, for the recipe for Bobo Brittle with pork rinds and corn nuts, you’ll have to buy the book.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 5 eggs
- ¼ cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat the oven to 325°F. Grease a shallow 2-quart casserole or dish.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate. Let sit until the chocolate has melted. Whisk the eggs in a medium mixing bowl until frothy.
- Add the Jack Daniel’s, sugar, flour and salt and whisk until smooth.
- Stir in the melted chocolate mixture.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is puffy and crusty, but the center still seems soft and under-baked.
- Cool slightly and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Keep refrigerated, but bring it to room temperature before serving.