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Friday, December 16, 2005

How did I get here from there OR Uncle Abe's Favorite Chocolate Cake

There's been some talk over at Scott Adam's blog as to what he should buy his fiancée for Christmas.

(I, of course, nudged him to buy her a 100% cotton woven throw with a picture of Ada Lovelace)

Someone else mentioned that he'd never go wrong if he bought something off Oprah's Favorite Things list.

Huh? I said. So I went off to investigate and found (among other more appropriate gifts) this recipe for Uncle Abe's Favorite Chocolate Cake.

Ingredients for cake/filling/glaze are:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 10 oz. + 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1C + 1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1t. vanilla extract
  • 2C + 1/2C heavy cream

... and that's basically it! What's not to like?

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