April 7, 2013

Food: Modern Meal Maker

Wanting something different I went exploring.  I have been really in to food blogs recently, and there are some amazing ones out there.  More on those later... On this particular exploration I went back to my original love... books.  So cookbooks it is!  I have been following one blog which led me to these cookbooks co-authored by the blogger Kate Leahy.  

A16 Food + WIne

Here are some pictures from her blog:

and because a picture of frosting is never enough, here is her recipe, which I have tried and it is delicious!

Chocolate Honey Frosting
Adapted from The California Heritage Cookbook (Doubleday, 1976)
This doesn’t make a ton of frosting. If you’d like to frost the top and sides of a layer cake, double the recipe.
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 ounces unsalted butter, cubed
4 teaspoons honey
a pinch of salt
1. In a heat-proof mixing bowl suspended over a pot of gently simmering water (ensuring that the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the water, melt the chocolates, butter, honey, and salt together.
2. Transfer the bowl to an ice bath and whisk vigorously by hand or with a handheld electric mixer until the frosting just barely starts to set up and is spreadable (it will harden if left in the ice too long).
3. Quickly spread the frosting over the cake; it will start to set up as it cools.

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