The holidays have been so fun and are going by way too fast. I've been baking and cooking a lot, but not blogging about my adventures near enough. Oh well, I'm having way too much fun hanging with my family and staying up way too late.
This week for Tuesdays with Dorie we could post a "REWIND", meaning any recipe we wanted. I have been dying to make Dorie's Chocolate Armagnac Cake since the group made it in March 2009. This cake is also known as the cake that got her fired. You've got to read the back story here on Dorie's blog.
This cake really speaks to me. It has prunes and chocolate. I love prunes!
And better yet, I got to try my first hand at the 'ol flambe. I'll admit I was nervous, but I loved it. We don't drink in our house, so I don't have alchohol on hand. But was able to use my homemade vanilla that was made with rum. It lit up nicely and was seriously so fun.
I brought the cake over to my parents to share and we all loved it. This cake was terrific and I will make it again. I find it very special.
You can get the recipe of off LyB's blog, And then I do the dishes.