Saturday, February 28, 2009

I ♥ chocolate

February and chocolate goes together hand in hand. OK, chocolate and anything goes together hand in hand in my book! I couldn't have been happier to make a flourless chocolate cake this month and pair it with homemade vanilla ice cream.

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

I've never made ice cream before and was a little anxious to see how it would come out without using an ice cream maker. Well, I need not have worried as the ice cream was fabulous and not too difficult to do. In honour of my dear friend Shelly's birthday, I decided to serve the cake and ice cream as part of a grown up version of a sundae bar. Caramel ginger sauce, homemade strawberry preserves, waffle cookies (from a fabulous recipe at King Arthur Flour), vanilla infused whipcream. Wowsers!

Hope you extended the sweetness of Valentine's Day over the entire month and enjoyed lots of chocolate along the way! See you in March.