Sunday, December 23, 2007

It runs in the family

So my Aunt Dorry has always, for as long as I can remember, made chocolate bundt cakes as her standard dessert. I really can't remember the last time I went to meal there when chocolate bundt wasn't offered up with coffee at the end of the evening. It's consistent appearance is actually sort of funny at this point.

Well, last night Todd and I went to a fabulous dinner at Josh and Todd 's. With my new-found affection for cooking and baking, I was more than happy to be bringing dessert. I cast around for suggestion, soliciting recipes and tips. One of the things that I've come up against as a new cook is a limited accessibility to all the tools and instruments required for most recipes. I don't have the money to go out and buy everything The Pampered Chef has to offer, and living in a New York apartment, I definitely don't have room to store it all, either. So I had to rule out some recipes just based on their intense preparations (and by intense, I mean something as simple as whipping heavy cream, for instance). Anyway, after much consideration, I found a recipe for a triple chocolate bundt cake that looked awesome. I don't think I'm going to make it my signature dessert the way my aunt has--I have hopes for a greater range than that--I have to say, the chocolate bundt cake didn't disappoint. I think I cooked it about five minutes too long, but otherwise I was really happy with how it came out.

4 comments:

Colleen said...

She makes it because we really like it.

dillon designs said...

I've been assigned to "make something with crab" for Christmas, so I'm now doing the same crazy recipe googling that you were. Hopefully with the same results! :o)

Tori said...

Oh, definitely. It's a good dessert, which is how I ended up choosing it last night. :)

ellebee said...

Mmmm. I don't know how I can be excited about food after the eating frenzy yesterday, but triple chocolate bundt cake sounds delicious. Any chance you'll post the recipe? :)