Hello, everybody! the Fresh Pioneer is back and I have a delicious recipe for St. Valentine's Day. It seems this whole week was FILLED with chocolate here at the cafe and I'm loving all the beautiful photos! I definitely have to try and make Ruthy's cake. That's just too much deliciousness in one cake to pass up.
Before we start, here's a little link to WHO St. Valentine is. He's a lot more than hearts and cookies so in this house we celebrate him by going down to the nursing home and handing out home made valentines. If all my six kids make five, and I make ten, we can cover a whole wing of older folks! Sometimes we sing a little, too, since the little guys always think it should be like Christmas caroling. Of course, we don't sing Christmas carols because that would be CONFUSING. (I'm not really into singing publicly but the residents seem to enjoy it so we just go with it. nobody has complained. YET.)
four squares of good chocolate.
2 cups of chocolate chips, semi-sweet
6 TBS butter
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 TBS cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
And a shot of the underside, which remains fudgy and very much like a truffle. Lots of smooth chocolate taste.
I think they passed inspection! Now, to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Happy St. Valentine's Day everybody!