Keeping with my spirit of procrastination, I finished this Valentine's Day special this morning. Hold your applause.
The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.
Flourless cakes are a bit challenging at altitude. They aren't difficult to make, but they can easily turn dry if you're not ultra attentive. I was not. The only technique that I'd like to share on this dessert is that I bake it on the bottom of my silicon pan. What you're actually seeing in the picture is a cake baked on the bottom of my heart pan using pastry rings to form the outside of the cake. Once baked, I had an indented cupcake that I was able to fill. In this case I filled it with cinnamon ice cream.
Nice, but nothing earth shattering even though I used some great chocolate. Still, I overbeat slightly and tried to rescue the dryness by freezing the cake, which only made a subtle impact.
Alright, a few more procrastinated posts will come later this weekend. I hope some of you are still reading :)