Excuse the paper plate...I served this one at work
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie exploration of Baking From My Home to Yours was hosted by April of Short + Rose. This was one of those recipes where I wasn't quite certain how the finished product would taste. It tasted pretty good!
I made the following mistakes/changes:
- I didn't use alcohol (although I considered using orange juice, I boiled my dried cherries in water)
- I didn't notice the recipe called for 12 ounces of mascarpone, and since I had already been to the grocery store four times on the day I made this, there was no way I was going again, so I made 2/3 of the topping recipe. It was plenty.
- I forgot to add 1/2 cup of sugar to the melted chocolate, and I was glad I did. It didn't need more sugar. I used bittersweet feves and semi-sweet chips and thought it was too sweet.
- I didn't wash and dry the pan before putting the cake back in it.
I sprinkled on some Valrhona crunchy chocolate pearls for decoration instead of dusting it with cocoa, and they added a nice flavor and texture contrast. I found them at Whole Foods (springform but you can order 2.2 pounds of them from Chocosphere. Don't taste them out of the little plastic tub because you may discover they are swell on their own, and there goes your fancy decorating idea. Not that that happened here. Nooo.
Thanks, April, for a great pick. It disappeared soon after I put it out at work.
Lethally Delicious is on vacation, so I may not be able to visit your blogs for a few days. Can you guess where in the world we are???