I have no idea about what to say about these last couple of weeks. If not one thing its another. I got scared due to finding a lump which I am assuming was a cyst that filled up with fluid. After a week making myself sick it is now down to its regular size(very small). I have also been fighting depression. I want to sleep and not do a damn thing. I also have been feeling extremely sick. I live in a state that we hardly see sun so I thought it might be time to find some vitamin D and well some iron pills. Hoping all that will help. I also had to deal with the loss of two women that meant a lot to me. One was like a second mom to me. I was best friends with her daughter since the 4th grade and of course spent many nights at their house. She was a very caring lady. We shared the same birth month. Still having a heard time dealing with it. The other was a very nice elderly lady that I have known for about 20 years. I hate when people die and I have the most difficult time dealing. If you only knew how much I care about people. Hell I cry when a stranger dies especially kids with cancer. Biggest reason why I give monthly to St. Judes. DEATH SUCKS!
Anyway, while the kids were asleep I forced myself out of my bed to clean and maybe surprise them when a dessert. I wanted to make something that I had not made in like forever. I don’t know why I haven’t made it in awhile because it is literally the easier thing to make. One that would be good for the kids to try on their own. But I wanted to just do something in peace and quiet. I will have them make another at a later time.
This was my Chocolate Flourless Cake:
cubed stick of butter with one cup of chocolate chips. Melt and mix.
After add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of sugar. Them mix completely.
Add the 4 eggs one at a time. I also added about 1/4 cup Kahlua.
I used an 8 inch baking pan. Buttered and lined with parchment paper. I love the pre-cut parchment papers that I did get from amazon. Fits perfectly in my pan. Put the mixture in the lined pan and put it in the open that was preheated at 350 degrees. Baked for 35 minutes. Once done let it cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan.
While the cake was cooling I made the Ganache. You don’t even know how much I love ganache. I added one cup of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of heavy whipped cream and yes 1/4 cup Kahlua. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds, let sit for a minute before mixing.
When the cake was completely cooled I poured the chocolate ganache over the top allowing some to drip over the sides. I put what was left of the ganache in the fridge to set so I can whipped for piping.
I have made this dessert many times in the past. I manage to add and subtract , keep experimenting with ways that I can improve on it on my own. I can say that this on literally has to be my best so far. Not to mention the way I decorated it. Beautiful!
“I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges. I feel honored to have known them and blessed that their passing serves as a reminder to me that my time on this beautiful earth is limited and that I should seize the opportunity I have to forgive, share, explore, and love. I can think of no greater way to honor the deceased than to live this way.”
― Steve Maraboli