Chocolate, Faith, fasting, Fat Tuesday, Food on Fridays, Foodie
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!
2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
2 sticks melted butter
Mix together, spread in 13x9x2 pan, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool.
1 8oz. pkg. soft cream cheese
1 box confectionary sugar
1 container cool whip.
Cover crust with this filling.
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbs. cornstarch
2 cups half & half
2 tbs. butter
3 tbs. cocoa
5 egg yolks
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,
Great idea to splurge on Fat Tuesday with this fun recipe, and as always you remind us of something that can enrich us spiritually. Time to make Lenten plans…
Wow! This looks amazing, my problem is I would have to make it a week ahead because I would feel the need to polish it off before Ash Weds! I always look forward to Lent, a much better launching pad than January 1 for new resolutions that affect my spirit.