|Fresh from the oven with their first shower of syrup.|
|Out of the pan and ready for more boozy syrup.|
Despite what seemed like my attempts to force failure, it all worked. They even came out of the pan beautifully, about which I had been extremely concerned. (As much as I often find fault with Wilton, their Cake Release works amazingly well.) I was absolutely thrilled.
But now they needed glaze. I used Rose's recipe for Chocolate Cream Glaze, which really is nothing more than a medium-thin ganache with a bit of liqueur added after the ganache is blended. Very tasty, though I think the technique may be a little more complicated than necessary. But again, she's the expert.
|All snuggled in with a lovely coat of Grand Marnier infused ganache.|
|My reward. I love that chunk of dark chocolate right in the middle.|
And now to the local business shout out:
If you've not yet been to La Unica Bakery (213 West Main in Carbondale), you need to go. Right now. Drop what you are doing and go. Yes, parking is inconvenient (in the back) but you'll get over it. The hubs and I stopped in last Wednesday. He had a bread stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos, I had one stuffed with cream cheese and covered in slivered almonds. We also picked up a croissant (not totally authentic, but very good) and a small batard. Our total was less than $3.00. If we lived closer I would be there daily.