Thursday, November 25, 2004

For A Few More Calories, Consider This

Here is the best recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Icing:

2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, sifted
1 pound confectioner's sugar, sifted
1/2 cup of whipping cream

Cream the butter in the bowl of a sturdy mixer, using the paddle attachment. Beat in the corn syrup, vanilla and salt.
With the machine off, spoon in the cocoa. Carefully turn the mixer on low so as to avoid cocoa asphyxiation. Do likewise for the sugar, in three parts. Last, add cream. Beat until fluffy.
(from the local newspaper by a Chef Oliveras)

This icing recipe is great on cakes, cupcakes and out of the bowl. The best thing to do with it is make it, apply it to whatever you are icing (except yourself) then GIVE IT AWAY. It is too tempting to have in one's home. I made this today and had a good bit left over from the bundt cake I was icing. I put the leftovers in a small container to hide in the back of my refrigerator. For me, for me, for me and for me only.........

I notice from my stats and from the load of comments I receive on this blog that no one but family is reading this blog and that the two other people I've told about the blog don't comment. Maybe it was three people I told. I thought people found blogs and began reading them. Maybe not...... I'd like to have a few readers and don't know how to attract them. So, I'm having a contest. If you do not live in Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama, and you contact me, I will mail a pound of Community Dark Roast Coffee to you. Community is the State coffee of Louisiana and is wonderful. The dark roast is serious coffee. Contact me.

12 comments:

St. Casserole said...

Urghhhhhhh! I will mail a pound of Community to the FIRST person outside of Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama who contacts me. Only the FIRST!

jen lemen said...

am i the first?
i'll be so happy if i am!

jen lemen

B1 said...

Jen, if you're the first, I surely must be the second. No coffee necessary; just saying hi!

Lisa said...

I'm the third. But maybe your first Canadian? Happy thoughts to you from Vancouver, second only to Seattle for coffee shops....and coffee lovers!

cheryl said...

I know I'm the fourth... but I'm from Australia. Surely the rules for the competition should be bent a little to allow for time difference...

Naomi said...

just popping by first from the UK - that pound of coffee must be winging it's way over to Jen Lemen by now...

St. Casserole said...

Jen is the winner of the First St. Casserole Coffee Giveaway Contest! Congrats to Jen! Hope you LOVE the coffee! It's strong and not for the weak of cuppa.

wilsonian said...

LOL! Contests and food are a sure-fire way to get more readers... :) Blessings to your and your flock!

Michelle said...

Does the first person to post a comment from SOUTH AFRICA win anything???? I'm so WAY out of Louisiana, that I had to look it up in your post to spell it... :)

Aola said...

Hey Ya'll ... from Oklahoma. I love the idea of giving gifts. I was a part of a small church once where the women got together once a month and showered someone with gifts for no reason other than we loved each other and it was fun.

Nightwoodkitty said...

St. Casserole - you have the English-speaking commonwealth reading your blog and wanting coffee. Congratulations.

Brenda said...

S~
I did this very same thing months ago cuz I really wanted comments---I offered coffee to the first person who would leave a comment. My friend Nick left a comment. Your blog has made me realize I never followed up on taking him to coffee. Okay, I gotta add that to my list of things to do: reward friend for leaving comment. My goodness, that was back in March or April....terrible!

Loving your blog.
~Brenda