When we order pasta at a diner, almost always it is served with a toasted bread on the side, and I get especially delighted when it is garlic bread they are serving. But do you know why pasta is served with a piece of bread? Well...
They say the bread is used to sponge up the remaining sauce that is left on your plate after you've eaten all the pasta in. This makes sense because you are only handed a piece of fork and a knife. At home, we use a spoon to finish off the remaining sauce or even lick the plate when no one's looking. Ha-ha! Before and even after I knew this little piece of information, I still eat the garlic bread first. Who's going to stop me? I just love eating garlic bread as is that's why I make it at home.
Chocolate frosting is really the way to go when it comes to topping a chocolate cake and it's a no brainer if you have a chocolate block and an all purpose cream ready at hand. Make it into a chocolate ganache like in my chocolate birthday cake here and my buttermilk chocolate cake here and you will be ready to sing that happy birthday song in no time.
But what if you don't have chocolate around? Will you panic? You shouldn't. That cocoa powder under your nose will be your aid. You can make it into a chocolate cake frosting like I did. :)
Durian is very abundant in Davao and this is what we are known for. But even as a child, I had wondered why others labeled it as a fruit that "smells like hell but tastes like heaven". I happen to think otherwise.
Have you been in close proximity to durian before? If yes then you would know what I'm talking about. It's aroma is very prominent but personally, I think Durian smells wonderful! Yes! I think it smells good and it tastes great. And when Durian is in season, I'm usually in a happy mood because it only costs 20 pesos per kilo, very cheap as its price can go up to 60 to 90 pesos per kilo when off season. This is the time also to make Durian into a lot of things. Ice candy is one. My ice candy recipe here makes ice candy that is smooth. I even put it in a mug, crush it using a fork and enjoy it like I'm having durian ice cream on a hot afternoon. Really, it's that good. :)
I might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed because I'm feeling not quite right. I'm having this quiet nagging feeling of sadness. As I worked on my computer, I made a quick glance on my kitchen counter and there I saw ripe saba bananas. They looked like they're flirting with me and showing off their fullness and sweetness. I stood up, took 3 among 8 saba bananas and decided these bananas might just be the quick solution to say goodbye to my sadness. My mind made a mental picture of Minatamis na Saging. I thought a sugar rush might just be what I need.
Yes, i would like to confirm that what you are thinking right now is absolutely spot on! This Buttermilk Chocolate Cake indeed has a generous chocolate frosting on top. A slice is enough to spike up your energy, and i haven't even gone overboard yet with the chocolate frosting like that one time I spread a lot of frosting in between 2 thin layers of a chocolate cake.