It's a flourless cake. Just three ingredients - 1/2 pound of unsalted butter, 1 pound of bittersweet chocolate, and 6 eggs. My preference of bittersweet chocolate is Valhrona Amer, which is 71% cocoa. It's like the Darth Vader of chocolate. Beware the Dark Side!
To cut through the richness, my choice of accompanying sauce is a raspberry puree. Again, three total ingredients - raspberries, lemon juice, and superfine sugar (not powdered). Because only the raspberry juice is boiled down, not the pulp, it retains a fresher, tarter taste. And the dark red against the dark brown almost black looks so cool.
Even though another couple brought a cleverly decorated cake, mine tasted better. Rolled fondant takes so much time that the red velvet cake underneath was a bit on the dry side. My one attempt at a fondant cake wasn't as moist as most of my cakes. But the hand-painted fondant flowers were really memorable. (It's was Mr. Gaelic's birthday cake the first year we were married.)
But enough about desserts.
- Breakfast: carrot-raisin muffins
- Supper: butternut squash soup, homemade potato bread
- Breakfast: cereal (as always on Tuesdays)
- Supper: barbecued ribs, homemade white bread, sauce (Ask anyone who's ever tried Dreamland BBQ, it's the only way to eat ribs.)
- Breakfast: soft-boiled eggs, toast
- Supper: fried okra, black-eyed peas, picked beets, spoon bread
- Breakfast: cereal (Veteran's Day = no school = sleep late)
- Supper: French onion soup, salad (Veteran's Day = remembering my daddy who landed on Normandy Beach on D+14 = French food)
- Breakfast: English muffins, fig preserves or honey (We're currently out of Tupelo honey, so I'll poke around the condiment section for something interesting.)
- Supper: cheese soufflé, asparagus
- Breakfast: pancakes, bacon
- Supper: pizza for girls, Mr. Gaelic and I are headed to a party at church for major donors of a new grand piano
- Breakfast: sausage gravy, homemade biscuits
- Dinner: roast chicken, potatoes Anna, green beans
My budding chef. Following in her sisters', and mother's, and father's footsteps.