Friday, February 19, 2010
If I Knew You Were Coming...
I'd a baked a cake!
Oh yeah. I did already!
It's the most glorious chocolate cake I've ever eaten, if I do say so myself. But I can't take any credit. It's a simple gâteau au chocolat, and all the glory goes to France. Well, France and Carole Clements and Elizabeth Wolf-Cohen, the writers of French.
my best loved cookbook of all time.
If you like French food, you MUST get this cookbook. I use this book at least a couple times a week and it never fails me. Ever.
My favorite recipes, besides the cake? The scalloped potatoes, the quiche Savoyarde, the zucchini and tomato bake, the chicken and pistachio pâté, the provençal beef stew, and the pear and almond cream tart.
But the cake. Oh, the chocolate cake.
It will make you want to slap somebody in happiness.
Or kiss your dog on the lips.
Or strip down to your undies and do interpretive dance.
Beware of the power of this cake.
Guess why I'm making it.
This little cutie pie is coming home from college for the weekend.
We will eat cake. We will clasp hands and do ring around the rosies in the kitchen.
Then we will do her laundry.
I can't wait.
Have a great weekend, y'all!