Has anyone acclimated to post-Christmas mode yet? Every year it amazes me how something that takes weeks to prepare for can pass by in what seems like a matter of minutes. I don't know about you, but for me this is kind of a bittersweet time of year. The Holidays are such gracious hosts, introducing us to the snow and the cold, and making everything festive and harmonious. But like a fleeting will-o'-the-wisp, they disappear all too soon, leaving behind all their belongings and a lingering fragrance. The one thing the Holidays do take away with them is the truce between Winter and myself. Winter and I are suddenly left alone together, and without the diplomacy of the holidays, it's only a matter of time before the gloves come off and we turn on each other. Ever the Debby-downer, whiny Winter reminds me that it's going to moping around for several months, threatening to last until April, if it so chooses. I throw back some verbal punches, telling Winter that the only thing it's good for is being skied upon...and making Spring look all the more beautiful. This nonchalant feud usually lasts until the first thaw. Luckily I had this cake to help ease me into the coming months!
For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie we were allowed to pick a past recipe, giving me the perfect excuse to try this one! Just as indicated in the title, this gâteau is similar in both taste and texture, to fudge. In fact, I didn't find anything cakish about this. It's more of a posh, uptown brownie. You have the option of adding a chocolate glaze, but I found it to be rich enough on it's own. This should be savored in small doses with a milk filled champagne glass. For the recipe, please click here to visit Nikki, of Crazy Delicious. She chose this way back in 2008. Thanks, Nikki. And Happy New Year Everyone!