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Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, the night preceding the forty days of Lent. Lent is a season to practice the discipline of fasting in the Catholic Church. 

Our family has seen astounding answers to difficult questions after we fast, pray and earnestly seek His will.  Please consider that Jesus said “when you fast,” not “if” you fast in Matthew 6:16. 

Fasting: the discipline of abstaining for a time from all or certain foods.  In the Bible, fasting often accompanies prayer for the purpose of intensive intercession, repentance, worship, or the seeking of guidance. (Grudem, Wayne, “Systematic Theology Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994, pg.1242)

The recipe was created by Deby, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Hope Bible Fellowship  is blessed by this great woman of faith and prayer.  We are currently studying “Becoming a Woman of Simplicity” together.

Splurge your last night before your Lenten fast on this!

Crust:

2 cups chopped pecans

2 cups flour

1 cup powdered sugar

2 sticks melted butterfof

Mix together, spread in 13x9x2 pan, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool.

Cream Filling:

1 8oz. pkg. soft cream cheese

1 box confectionary sugar

1 container cool whip.

Cover crust with this filling.

Chocolate Layer:

2 1/2 cups sugar

3 tbs. cornstarch

2 cups half & half

2 tbs. butter

3 tbs. cocoa

 5 egg yolks

pinch salt

1 tbs. vanilla

Mix all ingredients in top of double boiler. Cook on medium heat to soft-ball stage, (12 minutes) stirring frequently. Cool. Place chocolate filling on top of cream filling. Cover entire concoction whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

Earnestly Seeking Him,

Trish

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