Friday, May 9, 2008

Alcohol in puddings and cakes...

Well I had a thing for the good old chocolate self saucing usually I put Kahlua in with the sauce ingredients and that is just delish!! But tonight I tried Grand Marnier instead with nearly equal success. Yum...(nearly equal only because I prefer Kahlua!!)

Speaking of alcohol my SIL made a Chocolate Guiness Cake and I think this is the recipe she used....I didn't taste it but apparently it was pretty yum!....and Nigella has one too of course...not a yum (don't get the whole blokes going ga ga over her, but they are a gullible lot afterall, it's the way she licks the beaters see what I mean). Here's one adapted from Nigella's.

Then I remembered there's also a fair few Chocolate Whiskey Cakes (click for a recipe). Apparently the Wunschebros Cafe has a famous one! ....I haven't tried it, but if you do let me know how it turned out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello from SIL
This is the recipe from Esurientes- the comfort zone
Read on for the recipe:

Chocolate Guinness Cake
Recipe & text courtesy of Esther

Makes 1 standard-size cake or 2 1/2 size ones.

175g plain flour
a pinch of baking powder
1 tsp bicarb (baking soda)
110g butter
250g dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten up
200ml Guinness (or another stout)
55g cocoa
200gm dark chocolate
1/2 cup cream
1 extra tbsp butter

Line your cake tin well with some spare paper and preheat your oven to 180C.
You need three bowls.
In the first one sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarb.
In a biggish one cream the butter, sugar and eggs.
In the third bowl mix together the Guinness and cocoa – don’t beat it too much as you want the Guinness to stay bubbly.
Now mix all three bowls together, adding them alternately to the biggest bowl. Stir it as little as possible.
Pour it into your tin and wack it in the oven. It should take 45min until it’s not gooey in the middle.
Leave it to cool for a bit and prepare the icing: in a double boiler melt the chocolate, add the cream and extra butter. Pour this chocolatey goodness all over the cake. It will set a bit as it cools but it’s good wet too.
Top with strawberries or kiwi slices or something for true fanciness.

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