Saturday, February 21, 2009

Daring Bakers Challenge - Feb 2009

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

The recipe chosen was a great selection for the month of February. The recipe called for just three ingredients - chocolate, butter and eggs. It was up to us to interpret it as we wanted it. The type of chocolate was also left to us. Since DH is not a bittersweet chocolate person, I almost exclusively used milk chocolate. Since I was in an sneaky mood, I sneaked in some bitter chocolate with chili. The recipe promised that the cake will taste exactly like the chocolate which was chose. But the cake was pure chocolate heaven!!! It was the most amazing chocolate cake I have ever had. I loved it. Making was really easy. This is the easiest challenge I have had so far.

This month's challenge also included a second part to it. Since this was an easy challenge, we were also asked to make ice cream to go with this delicious challenge. I chose to make Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream Recipe by David Lebovitz. It came out really well. The combination was just perfect.