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May. 23rd, 2017 12:00 pm
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 I made an elaborate cake last night.  First a cherry sauce, in which I cooked down fresh cherries with rum and honey and black peppercorns, then mixed it with melted dark chocolate and butter, then broke eggs into it, and finally combined it with the usual flour-sugar-baking powder mixture to make a batter. I've been having problems with the oven heating up too much and burning everything, so I was very careful this time, fussing with foil and reducing the temperature every ten minutes etc. The result was a beautifully risen, perfectly baked dark chocolate cherry cake. BUT. IT'S SOUR. Sour as an orange. Sour, like your mouth puckers after biting into it. I have a sour chocolate cake and no idea what to do to salvage it.

Maybe I'll drown it in the custard I made last week.     

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