I am so late in posting my ‘wish you were here’, this week.
So today I decided to try to make a chocolate cake from scratch for Thanksgiving. I know it’s not very Thanksgiving-like, but I decided to give it the ol’ college try. I’ve never used that phrase before, and there I went.
I found it on the Food Network’s site, by the Barefoot Contessa. I love her. She’s so happy and just kind of quietly and joyfully making stuff in her kitchen while her husband Jeffrey stops in every once in a while to say hello. My favorite was when she wanted to recreate their time in a Paris brasserie and she made the same fish dish and even got a French paper for him, Le Monde, I think. It’s the details I tell you. The details. Anyhoozles, I thought I’d try her recipe for chocolate cake. I can’t tell how it turned out. It smells great but also so chocolatey and sugary I’m wondering if I messed up somewhere. 2 cups of sugar, really? Yeeesh! My teeth cried a little when I poured those two cups into the mixing bowl. I think it’s too much. What do I know….but I think it was too much.
I’ll tell you how it turns out…if I my teeth don’t fall when I take my first bite. Wish you were here to give me cake advice.
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
And for no reason at all…