Yohboh and I had the best lunch today. It was at Boudreaux's Cafe. I had an oyster Po Boy. It was wonderful. And they had the best red beans and rice I have ever eaten in a restaurant. I have had better red beans and rice in a grandma's home, though. I did not have a camera with me but it was so good that I had to mention it. They also have all you can eat crawfish on the weekends so we will be mentally preparing ourselves for that sometime.
When you are sick, you have no interest in updating your food blog because there is no point in telling the world you have been subsisting on orange Gatorade and saltines since Saturday (even though I just did). But tonight, I ate plain angel hair pasta. It was the best thing ever.
1) I did not have any cake flour
2) I did not have any eggs (D'oh)
So here is the adapted recipe. I have linked the original above so please use that if you have the right flour and eggs. I did not because well I did not.
Very Good Chocolate Cake adapted from Scott Peacock
2 cups of sugar
1.5 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup hot double-strength brewed coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 T Soy flour
2 T water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
Preheat the oven at 325. Line two round baking pans with Baker's Joy and some parchment rounds. Wanna know a trick I figured out? I cut a little strip of parchment and placed it under the parchment rounds so that it is easier to get the cake layers out!
Sift the first four ingredients, twice. Put it in a large bowl.
Melt the chocolate in the coffee. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat well. Slowly add it to the bowl of dry stuff.
Pour into the two round baking pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes.
Let them cool COMPLETELY before frosting. Does anyone remember yohboh's caketastrophe?
A few years ago, I made bubble tea at home. It was a disater. The tapioca pearls took forever to cook. Now, they sell quick cook tapioca. So we had a bubble tea (I like to call them boba) after dinner.
I am a tiny Asian woman trying to navigate the Deep South. I have a profound love of all things deep fried.
I married a man seven years my junior (WHO IS THE ROCK STAR! JAYUUH!)
I have a well developed sense of humor and a poorly developed sense of spacial relations.
I share too much, which is why I need to blog to edit before I over share with people how often I poop and how I saw my first gray hair at 24 AND IT WAS NOT ON MY HEAD.
I had a child on February 2007 I had another child in October of 2011. My life has not been the same. It has gotten a lot better.
If you wish to contact me email me at minjenah at gmail dot com. I will respond, eventually.