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Recipe request for chocolate cobbler from Burris Farm Market in Loxley, Alabama

I'm not sure whether this request belongs here or on the "South" board (or both).

I just got home from a roadtrip through some of the southern states and am kicking myself for not buying the little spiral-bound cookbook from Burris' Farm Market in Loxley, Alabama. We stopped at Burris because we were craving fresh produce but we also picked up some desserts from their tempting bakery. The strawberry shortcake and key lime pie were ridiculously good, but the chocolate cobbler that we got to go and ate the next day was one of the most delectable chocolate desserts I've ever tasted. A rich chocolate flavor and the perfect textural combination of gooey and crunchy. I haven't stopped thinking about it since.

Does anyone out there have the cookbook, and if so, is the chocolate cobbler recipe included?

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  1. I don't have the cookbook, or the recipe, but you've definitely got me intrigued: what was this chocolate cobbler like? Is it an all-chocolate dessert, a fruit dessert with a chocolate cobbler topping (now *that* is an idea that's never occured to me be before, but which I'm definitely going to use!)? At any rate, anything with a rich chocolate flavor and the perfect textural combination of gooey and crunchy sounds good to me, so I'd love to hear more about it.

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    1. re: Caitlin McGrath

      I also didn't know what to expect when I heard the term before seeing the dessert. It's all-chocolate, no fruit. The bottom part is sort of like a chocolate pudding, but thicker and fudgier. The top is sort of like a very thin, chewy chocolate cookie. Really delicious. It's hard to describe and since two of us were sharing one piece, it didn't last long enough to allow for as careful an analysis as I wish I'd done in retrospect.

      1. re: peelmeagrape

        Are you familiar with Chocolate Pudding Cake? You pour a "sauce" over the unbaked cake ingredients, and it forms two layers while baking -- cake on top and pudding on bottom. Is it like that?

        1. re: bakergal

          This sounds great too; have a recipe or a link?

          1. re: itryalot

            No, I don't care for it myself, lol. But here's a thread from Chowhound last fall:

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/33296...

            and here's a recipe from King Arthur Flour which is similar, but also sounds good:

            http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/r...

          2. re: bakergal

            No, it's not a cake on top, it's more like a pie crust or a cookie: thin and crunchy, as opposed to moist and spongey.

          1. re: MobyRichard

            I might break down and try the linked version if I can't find the Burris recipe, but the chocolate cobbler at the bakery didn't have nuts in it and the chocolate flavor seemed too rich to be from cocoa powder (though maybe it was cocoa powder, but with a ton of added cream and/or butter).

            1. re: peelmeagrape

              Wow, I hope you guys come up with this recipe, as I would love to have it!

              1. re: jinet12

                I second that sentiment. I've been watching this thread like a hawk ready to dash off to the store the moment the recipe is found, haha.

          2. Hmmm... have you thought about posting to the Alabama board and asking if anyone has the cookbook? Or, if they live close by, are willing to pick one up and mail it to you? Sounds like they would have quite a few greatful Home Cooking Chowhounds if they did!!

            1. Burris Farm Market
              Highway 59
              Loxley, AL 36551

              251-964-6464

              Maybe if you call them, you could order a copy of the recipe book from them directly. Seems like the most simple solution to your delima. Good Luck.

                1. I will look forward to your report on this. I've heard that a number of restaurants in the Florence, Alabama area have chocolate cobbler.

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                  1. re: HappyHattiesburgr

                    Unfortunately that post was from 5 years ago, so a report on the recipe is unlikely.
                    And the link is no longer good. Fortunately, a deep web search yielded an archived page with the recipe post, thanks to the Wayback Machine (a good resource to know about).

                    Recipe looks good enough that I saved it, but I haven't made it yet. If you decide to, please post a review here for the rest of us!

                    Here's the link:
                    http://web.archive.org/web/2007010414...