February 13, 2008

Chef Joseph

This week for Joey's annual Blue and Gold scouting banquet, all of the boys and their Dads were asked to make a cake for a competition as part of the evening's activities. There was really only one rule - no Moms allowed to help. Joey decided he wanted to make a chocolate torte, something he'd seen us make from time to time, and he was very clear that he wanted to make it with NO help. And that is exactly what he did.

It took a few hours but he followed the recipe and made a torte from scratch, combining the butter, the baker's chocolate, chocolate chips, light corn syrup, dark corn syrup, flour, etc. in just the right amounts. He even made the gnache frosting! We were so proud of him as he ended up winning the "Best Tasting" prize out of about 20+ cakes. Watch out Emeril and Take Home Chef!

Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the finished product but it looked very similar to the picture below, minus the walnuts.