Classics, Comfort food, Poultry

Celebrating 1000 followers!!

A while ago this blog hit a milestone of 1000 followers ! Never in my wildest dreams did I see that happening, so thank you to all those have been a part of this flavor quest ! As a celebration, the initial plan was to go out for a nice dinner and update you all about the adventure. But instead I decided to challenge the boy and asked him to make me dinner instead ! The only rule was that he could not prepare something that we have made before ! So he decided to make a wonderful lemon rosemary roast chicken with potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Here are some pictures from the cooking event ,

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Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

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When the senior grad student needs chocolate, you give the thesis writer chocolate ! This is, as we called it in lab, an ‘epic’ chocolate cake.  Here is the link to the original recipe.  My cake decorating skills are not that great, but the cake sure tasted good.  here are some snippets !

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-truffle-layer-cake

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the cake layers

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the ganche layers

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a whipped chocolate frosting, I skipped the rich chocolate frosting to make the cake just a little lighter.  The frosting was a mix of cool whip, heavy cream and chocolate pudding mix

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the layering. NOTE; FOLLOW THE WHITE CHOCOLATE RECIPE ! I DID NOT AND MY GANCHE WAS ALL DRIPPY-FAIL !

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the finished product with shaved white and milk chocolate for decoration

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And let them eat cake 🙂

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roll the leftover ganache in chopped almonds and now you truffles !