Sunday, 10 October 2010

Moist Choloclate mud cake (Moist Chocolate rich cake)

It is an addication. I went to my friend's wedding last week. It is the best chocolate MUD cake I ever have. It is moist, have mud cake feeling and sweetness just right.

This mud cake is stayed in my head for a week. I can't make it during the weeks. When you addicted on something, no matter what you need to do, just want to have it. So what I do - I bought a Sara Lee Chocolate moist cake during the week. :) but it is not good enough.

This weekend mission - chocolate mud cake

This recipe pass my digestive system. I don't feel heavy at all and really moist but may be not enough mud cake feeling. It should call Moist and Rich chocolate cake.

200 unsalted butter, 200 dark chocolate
1 tablespoon instand coffee
1 cup warm water
1/3 buttermilk
1 1/2 self raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
pinch of salt

What to do:
Grease the baking pan. (I used 24 inch baking pan)
Combine butter, chopped chocolate, coffee, water and butter milk in a bowl.
Put the bowl in the water-bath, let all butter and chocolate melt.
Let it cool down for few minutes.
Add caster sugar to mixture and beat well until dissolved.
Add sifted flour, cocoa, salt and lightly beaten eggs and vanilla.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
Baking at 150 degree for around 1 hour.
Test with skewer, cool cake in pan (I forget this step, what happen - my cake is boken into different pieces when it is still warm)

I use 70% Lindt Cocoa so the cake a bit bitter.

Falling apart chocolate cake - still taste great !!!


Italian love artichoke, stuff it with cheese and breadcrumbs to steam it. It does take a lot of time to do it. My mum has told me artichoke is very good for health, especially for our liver. So the more time-saving recipe is boiling it with some chickpeas and beans. Then we can enjoy this plant in a healthy way with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and chickpeas soup.

I never saw artichoke plant. Fortunately, my mother-in-law has put 1 in the garden and produce 1 artichoke per year. After 15 years +, finally it wakes up. This year, we have 15 artichokes, it seems more to come, very excited.

Nothing happen

First artichoke is coming!!

This week --

 Beautiful purple color. This is a wild plant which has a horns.