Ugh – so stuffed! But it was sooooo good!
I’d had my eye on this recipe for a while and tonight I finally had the opportunity to make it. It’s all made in one skillet, so easy peasey. I used 3 chicken breasts, probably a little more than the recipe called for, and I added in a cup or so of corn. Really tasty. It wasn’t overly spicy, just nice flavour.
In between helping my sister this afternoon with her computer, I made this:
It ain’t purty, but damn tasty!
I had made this recipe before (and if I recall correctly it was just as homely). Edit – just checked my records and in fact the last time I made this was for my sister’s birthday, and it looked WAY better than this.
I baked it in a 9×13 pan then cut it in half to layer. I keep forgetting that this pan always makes the center of the cake fall in a little (probably should have left it in the oven an extra 2 or 3 minutes). The cake itself is quite soft and the corner kept collapsing on me when I was doing the crumb coat with the icing and then adding the ganache. Instead of using the chocolate glaze in the recipe, I used just a simple ganache:
1/4 c + 1Tbs heavy cream
3 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 Tbs room temp butter
Chop chocolate and place in bowl. In small saucepan, heat cream until boiling. Pour over chocolate; let sit about 1 minute. Beginning in the center, stir with a spatula until an emulsion is formed. Slowly stir until all chocolate is melted and is silky smooth. Stir in butter at end. Should be glossy and smooth. Use immediately.
I am pretty hamfisted when it comes to the dainty intricacies of “cake decorating”. I followed the instructions to keep chilling the cake in between all the different steps and that worked well.
It tastes soo good – but you definitely need a glass of milk to go with it. Oh, I also only made a half-recipe of the icing and it was plenty enough. I think if I did a 3 layer (or did this cake but split the layers to make it a 4 layer) I’d need the full recipe. Two thumbs up here!
I had a really busy day today – I could have used a nap! Going to turn this computer off and work on my mitten. (It actually was snowing at one point late this afternoon!)