Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Promised Recipe

OK folks, this is RICH, RICH, RICH, but oh so yummy!

Cake:

1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
4 eggs, beaten
1 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 16 oz can (or 2 C) Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Mix all together and pour into a greased 9" X 13" pan Bake at 350º F for 30-40 mins. Do not overbake. (35 mins did it for me) Cake will still be wet when done. Cool completely.

Layers:

2 C confectioner's sugar
1/2 C margarine, not butter (ah, I used butter that I nuked for 15 secs and it was fine)
5 T Crème de Menthe or Kahlua (I used Kahlua)

Mix together and spread on cake. Chill. Lick bowl.

Glaze:

6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 T butter

Melt over low heat. Cool slightly. Drizzle over top and spread. (lick bowl again) Chill cake completely and cut into enormous (or bite size) pieces. Hide in the cupboard with the pan and do not share.

Actually, this is so rich, I shared with 2 other families, LOL!

In other news, someone drank my sister's contact lens this morning. I hope the cuplrit does not return it.

Today was another glorious day. John built 2 more garden boxes and I planted the last flower garden, though there are still 2 mystery plants left. Mollusc mowed the front yard for the first time - ever so exciting for her since we have a riding mower. :-) We got milk on sale at Kroger for $0.25 per half gallon yesterday! It was the "sell by" date so they really marked it down. I bought 2 gallons for a buck, LOL! Then I let the kids drink milk at supper, have cereal and milk for breakfast, and I made a TRIPLE batch of Snow Ghost pudding today.(it's chocolate) I suppose I'd better post the recipe for that as well. My mom has been making this since I was a little kid and no other pudding comes even close.

Snow Ghost Pudding

1/2 C cocoa

1 1/4 C sugar

1/3 C cornstarch

1/4 t salt

3 C milk

3 T butter

1 1/2 t vanilla

Mix dry ingredients in saucepan and add milk. Cook over med heat until it boils. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, blend in butter and vanilla. Pour into dish thinggy and refrigerate. Lick bowl (common theme in my recipies.)

Watching Attila made both dh and I want to learn more about that period in history. Book reccs?

We ordered a digital camcorder from eBay today for our first film venture. We're starting out very, very small, and no, this is not a state of the art camera, LOL, but one must start somewhere, yes? The finished film should run about 15 mins. I wrote the script last Fall or Winter - just something to get our feet wet.

We ran a couple of errands today and passed the Ford factory with a Ford GT on the roof. Dh informs me that this car costs $225,000.00 which just boggles my mind. I'll try to take a picture next time. We've passed it a lot but I've never really paid attention before. It's cute. But not really a quarter of a million dollars-cute. The thing about living on the outskirts of Motown is that you do see a lot of cars you might not see otherwise. John saw a Lotus last week (and a Lamborghini.) I think I've only ever seen 2 Lotii (or whatever the plural would be, LOL!) Hummers abound, which also boggles my mind, considering the mileage they (don't) get and the cost of gas.

Dinnertime!!

11 comments:

tshsmom said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I KNEW it involved chocolate. ;)

Candace said...

You're welcome. It HAD to in order to qualify for Nivana status. :-D

Jaichan said...

My sister makes a cake similar to that, except it also has marshmellows, rice crispies, peanut butter and Kraft caramels melted into it.
She's insane and I'm surprised she has any teeth left in her head.
She sent me the recipe and I made it for a dinner party. I took one bite and it put me off anything sweet for a month.

polyergos said...

Oh man...I love pudding. I also love cake, but I love pudding more. I can't wait to try to make this. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks!

Candace said...

Jai - sounds decadent, if overwhelming, LOL!

P - Yes! Let me know how it comes out. There's a lot of stirring involved, so it's good exercise, LOL! If you can get Penzey's Dutch Process cocoa, it's the best!!

Egan said...

Meow! Wow, those burns on your shoulders look painful. I haven't seen a tanline like those since last summer on myself. I'm impressed.

Candace said...

LOL! In the winter I'm nearly as white as Michael Jackson. It makes for some pretty sharp contrast when I get burnt. :-P What's not peely has gone tan. It never did hurt very much. Weird, huh?

Egan said...

Very very weird I say.

Egan said...

Where are the kittens?

Candace said...

You mean the G-string ones or the furry ones. I can specify that way cuz there's only 1 kind of furry kitty at my house. };-)

Candace said...

Question mark! Question mark! Question mark!

Is it bad that I always resort to sex-related banter? Cuz I can stop. If there's some kind of 12-step program anyway. . .