Thursday, August 19, 2010

My attempt at the Flourless Chocolate Cake

After drooling over this picture all day I decided to try it last night. I thought my new Ninja Master Prep would be great at beating egg whites. After some time, still no stiff peaks. So I got out my hand mixer to whip them into shape. It did a much better job, and I thought I was done but the instant I tried to fold them into the chocolate, they sort of deflated. I think I may have gotten a tiny bit of yolk in them but figured it was too late, whatever. So into the oven it went. I was scared to open the door, but I peeked through the window now and then and I didn't see it rising like it was supposed to. After the hour was up, I took it out and it looked like a soupy mess. I put it back in for another 10 minutes or so but didn't want the edges to burn. So I let it cool and then as the recipe instructs, I put it in the fridge without a taste, as tempting as that was. I thought overnight refrigeration might perform some miracle on it. Took it out this morning, and it looked decent, but my first forkfull was more like fudge instead of cake. I nuked a slice and after 30 seconds part of it bubbled and part was still cold. It was a ooey gooey mess, but still delicious. So rich that I couldn't eat more than that one piece. This could be a good thing. So the rest went back into the oven on low for a while, and now it has more of a cake like texture.

Meanwhile, I decided to google and self-diagnose. It seems like the reason it did not rise and fall was due to the egg whites. So next time I will make sure there is not one speck of egg yolk and maybe add a little cream of tartar.

My creation is edible, just not as pretty as I'd hoped it would be.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baking in the Car?

I think it's definitely hot enough around here to! Click to find out how.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jhett's Wipes

I cut up flannel receiving blankets about 10x10 and MeMe generously serged the edges for me. I bought some empty spray bottles and I'm going to make solution. I'm really wanting to try some Butt Beans.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

{Prison Break}

Got Netflix? Watch Prison Break! I am finished with all 4 seasons. I rented Prison Break: Final Break and got it in the mail tonight but was disapointed to realize it was just a collab of the last two episodes on season 4. So nothing new. I was bummed. That really is it. But the show was great, and I liked the ending.

I have to say we are really lovin' Netflix. Cheaper than cable, and soooooo much more to choose from. LOVE it!

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