Started the day by making this Flourless Chocolate Cake, which is simple and simply delicious with a little Vanilla Ice Cream. I collected a list of the ten best Chocolate Cakes from a site, and decided I would try them all. This one is quite wonderful and SO easy to make. My kind of cake.
As I melted chocolate I decided to try Focaccia Bread from Paul Hollywood’s “How to Bake” cookbook. It was easy, rose nicely and tasted so yummy. Will make this again when friends are coming to dinner.
So dinner came next with two recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, my new favorite cookbook of the moment. Smothered Pork Chops with Lemon-Caper cauliflower. Both were quite wonderful and went nicely with the freshly baked Focaccia Bread.
To me, it is the process of cooking and baking that makes it enjoyable. The bread kneading for ten minutes is very relaxing and almost zen. Other than I walked out of room for a minute and the first batch of bacon caught on fire and all the fire alarms went off, it was a fairly uneventful day.
I call myself the Inconsistent Chef, because I never know what I might bake or cook when I start. Sometimes it is using what I have in the freezer or the refrigerator and sometimes I see a recipe and it sings to me: “Make Me – Make Me”. Cook what makes you happy and hope that those you share it with enjoy it as much as you enjoying preparing it.