This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Lyb of And then I do the dishes. In fact, it is meant to be a Chocolate Armagnac Cake. I certainly don't have a handy bottle of Armagnac lying around, so I opted for Cointreau. Chocolate + Orange = Deliciousness. As well as providing the recipe, I'm sure if you head over to Lyb's blog, she will further explain the title of the recipe (the cake that got Dorie fired), so I won't be a broken record.
Is it just me or have I been baking an excessive amount of cakes recently... chocolate ones too. Quite frankly, I'll be glad if I don't bake another chocolate cake for a few months. It really isn't a good idea to have full size cakes every week at our house, so I have been halving recipes.
If you read my last post, you will remember that I have a terrible habit of skimming through recipes far too quickly. My achilles heel got the better of me this week again- I forgot to add the sugar to the egg yolks! S was furious! I wish I hadn't told him in fact... the only reason I did was because he brought it to my attention. Upon tasting the cake, he told me that it wasn't very sweet. This was true... I really need to get on top of this awful habit- starting next week.