Tuesday, April 6, 2010
recently, i hosted a tea party for a couple of friends, which i had been wanting to do for a while. i made three types of tea sandwiches: curried chicken salad, cucumber and cream cheese, and turkey. for dessert, i made gingerbread tea cakes, lime shortbread cookies, and an almost-flourless chocolate cake with white chocolate cream. it was all quite refined, if i do say so myself...except for that cake. the cake was pure decadence. i used this recipe. i've made it before and it is seriously rich and delicious and i love it in a way that only a true chocolate lover can (obsessively). it also happens to be delightfully boozy -- bourbon-soaked -- a quality that only intensifies after a day or two. i highly recommend it.