Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Valentino for Taste & Create



I know, I know! I've been eating way too many desserts this past month. But what's one to do when temptations come your way. My Taste & Create partner this month is Debbmarie of Let them Eat Cake. She's a daring baker, a member of cake slice bakers and even a part of cookie carnival. In short, her blog is one sinful delight after the other.

That just matches the mood I've been in lately. Another thing on my mind, ever since the daring bakers made flourless chocolate cake in February, has been to bake me a Valentino. So call me crazy or whatever, but I decided to pick this daring bakers challenge from my partner's website.

The original recipe uses five eggs. I scaled everything down to one egg white and baked some valentino cupcakes. When warm, it was almost like eating a souffle. But the cooler cakes were dry and dense. I think I over-whipped the egg whites or over-baked the cake. Either way, an excuse to make this again : practice makes perfect, or haven't you heard!

8 comments:

notyet100 said...

though not fan of cakes this one is temptin me to try,..:-)

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,Practice in tasting can also be perfected,pass it over Simran. :P

debbmarie said...

Hello partner ... you did a wonderful job on your Valentino! The picture is amazing! I will be making your "Ready for the Red Carpet Biryani". There will be some "Bollywood" going on in Gardner, Kansas USA this weekend!

Bharti said...

lol..practice does make perfect I agree..and esp. since you scaled down the recipe that much. U gotta make it again!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy....

rachel said...

Wow it looks fabulous...

Aparna said...

Chocolate heaven it is. So you have all the traits of a Daring Baker in the making. :)

Parita said...

Wow looks sooo chocolaty and moist..perfect!!