Saturday, January 21, 2012
Today I baked a cake. It's not a healthy Spark cake, it's a 4-stick of butter, cup of cocoa powder, 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate Devils Food with Dark Chocolate Icing cake.
I can't even wait to eat it. Brad and I are going to visit some friends tonight; they are making ribs and pulled pork (YUM) so I volunteered to bring the dessert. Chocolate is always perfect. After my doctor's appointment yesterday, I stopped at Wegman's on the way home. If you are from the Northeast, you know about Wegman's. They have such wonderful food there; lots of specialty food that isn't easily found in other stores. I picked up a box of bittersweet chocolate that was recommended by a few cookbooks.
At almost a dollar an ounce, it isn't cheap, but it's well worth it. It is very smooth - smoother than any other chocolate I've ever had. It doesn't have that aftertaste that chocolate sometimes has. If you need a special chocolate for baking, I suggest you go out and get some of the good stuff!
We finally have snow and it is beautiful. I might go out in a little bit to check it out, maybe take some pictures. I sat around this morning with my coffee totally loving the peacefulness. Sigh.
Lots to do today... drink all my water, do some laundry, clean up the house a bit... have a super day!