Monday, March 9, 2009

Julia Child is my hero...

I had a mad weekend of baking! I had a lot of thank yous to give/write and what better way than through baked goods! Tim did a great job as the official taster.

Emeril's key lime pie

A delicious double-chocolate bundt cake with chocolate glaze.

Chocolate bundt cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.

Chocolate glaze

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water, combine chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, then add vanilla.

Spread warm glaze over top of cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.

Mocha Toffee Bars

This recipe is the favorite cookie recipe from Gourmet in 1987 and it didn't disappoint.

And finally, chocolate and almond covered pretzels.



Princess Selina March 9, 2009 at 12:08 PM  

Your post just made me write a list of baking products I need to pick up when we go to the HEB this week. Everything looked delish!

Saskia March 10, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

You put me to shame! The key lime pie looks fantastic... I could do with a slice right now!


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