This week´s Corner View comes from the lovely Joyce and is "your favorite dish... which could be a recipe, a favorite handmade object, or a topic you like to dish about." Of course, I went straight for food... my "shiny object"... I´m posting the very first recipe I ever made. It is foolproof, delicious... and chocolate... your hips will thank me...
3/4 of a cup of really good cocoa (84g)
2 cups of sugar (400g)
1 1/2 cups of flour (185g)
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of hot strong coffee (236g)
1/2 cup of sour cream (or natural yogurt) (122g)
3/4 cup of vegetable oil (200g)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 345F or 190C.
Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. Sift dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, blend the hot coffee, oil, and sour cream with a whisk. Add this slowly to the dry ingredients while mixing slowly. Mix until blended and then stop. Add the eggs one at a time and only mix until blended. About 10 seconds. (The key here is too not over mix.) Pour batter into greased molds and bake. That´s it.... "easypeasy"...
I thought up next week´s theme on a visit to our resident ninja and it´s "cell phone madness." The object is to take a random picture of whatever you see when someone calls you, and then post 5 of them ... Oh, and it´s also a wordless theme. (I know I´m preaching to a group of writers and poets... but I thought it would be fun to let the pictures tell the story.)
Happy Corner Viewing!