A couple weeks ago, I read an piece by Tastemade that listed all the foods we should leave behind in 2015. On the top of that list was brussels sprouts. Though it may be true that brussels sprouts are a little overplayed (they appear on almost every gastropub menu in LA), I refuse to believe that the brussels sprouts trend is dead.
My love affair with brussels sprouts has been years in the making. In fact, I even wrote about it in one of the first posts in this blog’s infancy. And though it’s been a while since I ate brussels sprouts for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I still enjoy a bowl every week or so.
I think why I haven’t gotten tired of them is because they are so versatile. Really. Their mild flavor acts as a vessel for a ton of flavor combinations. And, unlike other meals, brussels sprout dishes take only a few minutes to whip up and keep well in the fridge, meaning leftovers for days. With so many positives, why would you dare retire such a champion food item?
TGIF everyone! Today, I want to share this wonderful, flourless chocolate cake recipe that I made for a coworker’s birthday. My coworker is gluten free and allergic to vanilla, so she usually can’t partake when I make things for other office birthdays. So for her birthday, I wanted to make it really special and bake something she could definitely eat. And thus, this cake.
I think the biggest challenge with a flourless cake is that it can fall apart very easily if you don’t follow directions carefully. So for this cake, I highly suggest you don’t omit any of the ingredients, bake the full time stated in the recipe, and when it comes time to plate the cake, firmly place a plate over the cake tin so the cake doesn’t move much when you flip it.