Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The chocolate gods made me eat it...

Last night was book club. I've been doing so well with running and exercising, I thought, "Hey, it will be OK to eat something sinful while I'm there, sip on some wine and have some good book/girl talk." I also knew the woman hosting is A. a wonderful cook and B. from Spain (and I knew she would be making some good food). Well, she didn't let anyone down. She had guacamole (my favorite!), she had tortilla (another favorite), she had croquettas, she had artichoke dip, she had NY style cheesecake........and she had this. Feast your eyes on this. It's called "La Bete Noire" which translates to "The Black Beast". It was AMAZING! I am STILL thinking about it. Apparently it was on the cover of Bon Appetit in Sept 2006. I am definitely going to make this. Chocolate and ganache are two things that make me happy in this world so I thought I'd share them.

7 comments:

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

My mom makes something like this and it is Barefoot Contessa's (Ina Garten) recipe and I think she calls it simply Chocolate Ganache Cake. It is sooooo easy and good. If you search on Food Network.com, I bet you will find it.

It sounds like the whole party was yummy!

slacker mama said...

Let me know when you make this and I'll head on over. That looks so damn good!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

YUM.

Hey, you deserve it. I would treat myself to some of that after a one mile run, let alone a ump-teen mile run like you have been working up to doing.

Feener said...

ahhh yum

marathon mom said...

That is one of the great things about running!!! You can splurge!! That cake looks awesome, I'll drive down with Slacker Mom =)

Deep in the Heart said...

I love how it's sticking to the plate. Definitely a sign of a good cake if you have to run your finger along the plate to *help* clean up.

Amy said...

That looks so yummy!