Earlier this week I tweeted about my son’s favourite birthday cake, Canadian Living’s Chocolate layer cake. A chocoholic’s dream this cake is distinguished by its multiple layers of rich velvety icing. To ratchet up the flavour, I use Ghiradelli chocolate and Neilsen-Massey vanilla extract. The greater expense is made up for in the subtle flavour enhancements.
Since I’m not, spoiler alert, Martha Stewart but I do like doing things well (for the most part – please don’t judge me by my closets) especially when it comes to baking – is there anything more crushing than when a baked confection doesn’t turn out! – I like watching how-to videos. Not only do they provide great tips, they offer awesome insight you can actually see on the various steps along the way. Sweet.
Recently I watched a great video – true story – on scrambling eggs from the folks at Finecooking, one of my favourite food sites. That’s right, scrambled eggs. I know, you’re thinking “crack an egg, whisk, add milk and fry.” Wrong! OK, maybe not wrong but not totally right. There’s so much more to it than that. Hmmm, sounds like fooder (get it) for another post. I better put the egg talk on the back burner for now.
Here’s a great video from Canadian Living on how to make MT’s favourite birthday cake. Give it a go – it’s a crowd-pleaser and is easy as, well, pie.