Archive for February, 2013

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

Thursday Throwback

Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon
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Celery Root Patties

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Celery Root Patties

Celery Root Patties

Celery Root Patties
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Boca Negra

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Slice of Boca Negra with White Chocolate Cream

Slice of Boca Negra with White Chocolate Cream

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie


Boca Negra

I didn’t really know what to expect from this recipe.  I had never heard of it, let alone even tried Boca Negra.

Dense, fudgy, rich and decadent…this cake is awesome.  The option to make early in the day or even a day before serving is a definite plus too.  I didn’t really notice too much of a difference eating it the day it was made versus two days later.  I’ve also individually wrapped leftover slices and placed them in a sealed freezer bag for storage in the freezer.  I have yet to defrost and try a slice.

I loved the white chocolate cream.  Although, I think next time I will cut down on the bourbon, and/or use a different liquor.  I really like other bakers’ choices of Chambord or Crème de Cassis.  I could see this as a fun choice for other cake, cookie and brownie toppings.  It’s an easy, elegant and unique topping.

Ingredients for White Chocolate Bourbon Cream

Ingredients for White Chocolate Bourbon Cream

White Chocolate Chunks

White Chocolate Chunks

White Chocolate Bourbon Cream

White Chocolate Bourbon Cream

After reading some people had trouble mixing in the butter, I opted to go for the food processor method.  It was a snap to make.  I highly recommend using a food processor.

Ingredients for Boca Negra Cake

Ingredients for Boca Negra Cake

Shaved Chocolate

Shaved Chocolate

Prepared Cake Pan

Prepared Cake Pan

Batter for Boca Negra Cake

Batter for Boca Negra Cake

Batter Ready for Baking

Batter Ready for Baking

Baked Boca Negra Cake

Baked Boca Negra Cake

Slice of Boca Negra with White Chocolate Cream

Slice of Boca Negra with White Chocolate Cream

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

Or, view it on the sites of this fellow Tuesdays with Dorie blogger:

Cathy of A Frederick Food Garden

Two years ago on The Daily Morsel

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Mast Brothers Limited Reserve Chocolate – Maple Crown

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Mast Brothers

Mast Brothers

Review

Mast Brothers Limited Reserve Chocolate – Maple Crown

Handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York this 73% smooth, creamy dark chocolate, sweetened with pure maple sugar from the Hudson River Valley, has a unique depth of flavor I’ve never before tasted in any chocolate bar.  (more…)

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Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Rounds with Rosemary Sea Salt

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Rounds

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Rounds

Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Rounds with Rosemary Sea Salt

Sweet, earthy vegetable rounds oven roasted with woodsy, rosemary provide a hearty winter side dish.  Coarse sea salt adds a pleasant bit of crunch, while brightening all flavors.
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