Friday, March 9, 2012

Chocolate cake

If Wednesday is cupcakes, then Thursday must be chocolate cake. You know it makes sense.  

Nine was bored late afternoon because her sister was at school camp, there was no one else close by to play with, homework was all done, she’d finished reading her book and so – “Let’s make a cake.” So we did. Second time for her, first time in 30 years for me. All went well until I took it out of the oven. The top had split.

In his On Food & Cooking: the science & lore of the kitchen Harold McGee is eloquent on how this happens but it was a horse/stable door issue. Too late, damage done. How to salvage it? Simple. Green glace cherries for eyes and we have a chocolate cake with a smile:

So here are Cake with their really rather good version of “I Will Survive”, live in San Francisco in 2004:

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