Not so long ago, somebody told me to stop baking. "We need to watch out our food, if we want to look good for our holiday", advised a certain somebody. He even gave me specific instruction to only eat 3x a day. No snacks and light dinner please.
This very same person also happens to ask "What are we having for dessert, mon coeur?" every. single. lunch. AND. dinner.
So when I saw David Lebovitz's posting about Smitten Kitchen's red wine cake, I know the perfect way to bequest peace on our household. For 2 weeks, I've had half a bottle of red wine sitting idly, you see. Ever since I started my Asian Kitchen tour.
Recipe is from here.
No modifications, with the exception, I did not do the cream topping.
"Ooohhh.. so soft and moist!! Ooh.. Very good, huh? Huh? Huh??", I asked.
"Hmm.. not my type, mon coeur."
"What do you mean not your type?"
"Too much wine. Need to use only 1/5 of it."
"You don't like olives, not a wine person. And I wonder how come you're not the one born in the far east."
"You should not call it chocolate cake. I couldn't taste the chocolate. You should call it red wine cake."
"I felt cheated."
And I'm back to square one.
Back to good ole Martha Stewart chocolate cake.