Really, you should have been here.
Maybe I had anticipated the bright, beautiful day, because the night before I baked Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Fudge Cake. When I read that it "serves 10, or 1 with a broken heart", I abandoned my former standby recipe and lunged for the nearest stainless steel mixing bowl.
Although the cake turned out a little dense, it had the most sweetly delicate chocolate crumbs in the world: English or otherwise. (Nigella, this is why I adore you and always will.) The recipe came from my recent Amazon score Nigella Bites, although next time I will decidedly go back to the chocolate cake of my first love, also courtesy of Nigella. For that Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe, click here.
I'm glad I had leftovers when the night was done. You see, today is pretty special, too. Today marks the 100th post to my little blog here! Hard to believe. Whether you're new to this site or have been with me since the first messy, thrilling day, I'm so glad you've come! So in celebration of you... of you and me meeting here... I have a bit of a present for you, my wonderful blog family and friends:
How does Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate sound? Yummy? Good! Here's how it will work. Comment to this blog post and wish her a happy 100th post... or whatever. Be sure to leave your first name or a link to your blog. Then next Friday, February 1st, I'll randomly draw three comments, and those sweet and lovely people will get a tin (above) of cookies and serving-makings for 2 of the Frozen Hot Chocolate famously served to lucky New Yorkers everyday at Serendipity 3.
Sounds like a win-win, Happy 100th to me! Good luck and love to you all! -B