I love all things chocolate, and on a weekend, baking is one of my favourite things to do. I love how the house smells when I bake, and having a sweet treat at the end of a meal is always a welcome end to the day.
Last weekend I went to my favourite bookstore and picked up Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin. This recipe collection takes its name from the bakery in Vancouver that opened in 2007. They soon became known worldwide to have the best gourmet marshmallows in North America, and are currently in more than 300 stores throughout the US, Canada and Japan. Recipes like ‘The Homemade You-Know-What” cookie (yes, it really is called that) made it to Oprah’s attention, and was on Vancouver Magazine’s list of the 101 things to Taste Before You Die.
I made Butter’s Chocolate Cake and while it was a long afternoon, the end result had my daughter and her friends filling their plates with this four-layer piece of heaven.
Like most of us, I have to watch what I eat. The temptation to indulge regularly in this type of dessert is not something that I can do if I want to maintain my weight, given I am not an active person. But I enjoy baking as an outlet for stress, and life is short.
So expect to see Stonecrop Decadence as a regular feature going forward.