Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie Post Number 16: Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Greetings, I am C-3PO, human cyborg relations. I am afraid I am not much of a story teller, but I have been summoned from the far corners of the galaxy to share with you the tale of a Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake and how it came to be.
The cake was born of chocolate and butter and flour, and its creator referred to the great book of culinary reference: Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. Truly, Dorie Greenspan is a Master Jedi of baking. The recipe was chosen by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy, and has been created by the many Jedi apprentice bakers of the Tuesdays with Dorie clan.

Creating a chocolate cake worthy of space travel is no easy task. In order to achieve light speed, a cake must be small and aerodynamic, and so the cakes were made miniature by way of muffin pans. Nurtured by the warmth of the oven, the cakes grew to gargantuan size, and when they came from the oven, they had baked onto the top of the pan. And so the chocolate cakes separated, the saucer sections destined for space travel without the burden of the bulky cargo bottoms.

Those who enjoy chocolate must have room for cargo, so the separation was not destined to last.
And so the delightful but ominous caramel sauce was harvested. Caramel sauce hails from the seventh moon of Napecuas, and must be collected when it is deep and amber in color. The trip to Napecuas is treacherous as the Empire is ever watchful of caramel traders. The caramel was not quite ready to be collected, and turned to a thick crusty glaze. It did its job well though, as it served as an adhesive between the saucer and cargo sections of the chocolate cake space ships.
Crusted with peanuts and blazoned with the thick layer of Napecuas caramel, the chocolate cake craft will provide many in the Rebellion a reliable way to travel the galaxy. And that is the tale of the Caramel Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake. If you will excuse me now, I believe that I hear the faint call of Ewoks and they can be ever so demanding.

11 comments:

HoneyB said...

Love your story! Bet you still loved the flavor! The chocolate part was my favorite!

Teanna said...

Hahaha great way to tell the story of the brownie cake! It looks delicious!

Jess said...

Loved your write-up...and they look wonderful!

pinkstripes said...

How funny! I love your story.

Tammy said...

Hope you enjoyed this! thanks for making my pick!

Mike Spoodles said...

Ahahahaa! I love it! I have that Threepio, by the way. Did you catch the Clone Wars cartoon movie (or the premiere of the show on Friday night)? I've actually found it to be more entertaining than the prequels for the most part, because it seems like people are actually having fun with it.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

What a great idea to make mini choc./caramel cakes. Most enjoyable story.

Peggy said...

What a precious story you told with your baking experience! I loved reading it. The photos are so cute with the little helpers!

Prudy said...

Hee hee, had to bring in my son to see C3PO and compare it to his three other Galactic hero c3pos. Thanks for the tale of a yummy dessert. And may the force be with you.

Jacque said...

How funny you are! C3PO is a good story-teller.

Your baby cakes look terrific!

Barbara said...

Cute little cakes, and I love your story!