The cake came out delicious! And I left out little offerings. I really spruced this up from a box mix, and put in some cinnamon to help with self love and prosperity as well as using tea instead of water. It really came together, it doesn’t need any icing at all, and is very light!
So a couple of days ago I was watching some tasty videos and loved the way they elevated dishes. I decided to try and elevate one of my favorite dessert; Brownies. I wanted to add a raspberry mousse layer and a ganache to my classical brownie. Today I tried it and succeed. I am so happy with it 🥰
It’s been years since I updated this blog. I always enjoyed having it as a creative outlet, posting whatever popped into my head and re-blogging allllll the thirsty gifs, and then one day, I stopped. I have no real reason to start again, except that we’re all locked indoors now and for likely months to come, which means I may be seeking a return to the flexing of certain creative muscles. Writing, in whatever way it comes to me.
Regardless, here I am with a recipe. It’s a long-standing family favourite and one I took to IG Stories to document last night as I whipped it up. And as it solicited so many requests for the recipe, I figured it’s the least I can share with the world at large. Bon app tous le monde!
Duchess of Windsor
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt together:
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2 TBSP butter (or margarine)
In a separate bowl, mix together:
¾ cups white sugar
1 cup sifted flour
2 TSP baking powder
1/8 TSP salt
Add the chocolate and butter to the dry ingredients above, as well as:
½ cup milk
½ TSP vanilla
Spread batter into a greased pyrex dish. In a new small bowl, mix together:
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
Sprinkle sugar mixture over the batter, making sure the whole thing is covered. Then carefully pour 1 cup cold water over the whole dish.
Bake for 40 minutes. Let rest out of the oven for at least 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
While I’m on the subject of Quik, my mom recently bought us some of the stuff, both chocolate and strawberry, ‘cause she used it for the birthday cake she made us.
We haven’t had any Quik in over ten years, I think, and I gotta say, drinking a glass of strawberry Quik with a pb&j sandwich is pretty nostalgic.
I was very surprised to discover that they recently removed all the artificial colors and flavors. But somehow they managed to make it taste pretty much exactly the same as I remember it. Goes to show that artificial flavors really aren’t necessary.
Admittedly though, my favorite chocolate milk mix is still Ovaltine. (I haven’t had any of that in years and years either.)