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.

7 comments:

Claire said...

Wow...what a sundae bar that is! I was wondering what the waffles were for. :-) Looks great.

Lisa Michelle said...

The sundae bar is a fantastic idea and it looks great! Love your homemade sauces too! I wish I could have been there! Niiiice!!

easypeasyrecipes said...

Waffle Cookie? That sounds like something I would like to try! Good job on the challenge everything looks great!

Dragon said...

I love this idea. Yum! Great job on this month's challenge!

ice tea: sugar high said...

What a lucky friend.. yum yummm.. everything sounds good to me =)

Jo said...

Great job on your challenge and love the plating you had done.

Audax said...

What a nice presentation you did - this cake with waffles is a wonder. Great job on this challenge. Yours from Audax in Australia.