Saturday, February 13, 2010
It's Valentine's weekend already at our place with Flourless Chocolate Cake!
I thought about many difficult things to bake but ended up with Tyler Florence's Flourless Chocolate Cake which I posted the other day about. Click here for his recipe.
Baking sweets are very tiring I would say. Maybe I am more careful when I bake than when I cook. Details are very important in baking, I think.
Anyway, as I said before, this cake is super decadent. Melting butter and chocolate.
And this is what came out. The crack on top of the cake is the important character of this cake.
Since it is Valentine's day, I made a big heart with confectioner's sugar on top of the cake to show my love. (though the heart is not in the center somehow)
Then I made it extra fancy with these raspberry sauce and whipped cream. I love combination of chocolate and raspberry so I heated up some frozen raspberry in a pot and made sauce. We make this raspberry sauce sometimes to pour it over vanilla ice cream. This is also delicious. You should try sometimes. I wanted to add something green. Mint will be the best choice but I didn't have mint so I added parsley :-(
So our valentine's weekend started last night. (I just decided to make it a weekend long event instead of just one day). I will enjoy my Valentine's weekend! I hope everyone enjoy this special weekend! I also learned that this year's Valentine's day is Chinese new year :-) I heard there will be lots of eating and celebrating in Chinese family on Chinese new year. Happy New year!!!