Let’s play a game called ‘What you say versus what I hear. What I say versus what I mean.’
I say “OOoooOOO it’s your birthday! What kind of birthday dessert do you want?” (I mean “let me make you something for which you praise me instead of me praising you!”)
To which they respond ” I dunno, cake?” (To which I hear the strings breaking on an entire orchestra.)
I ask “What sort of cake?” (I mean, “what can I direct you into asking for?”)
They say “Chocolate.” (I hear the sound of the world ending in a very plagues of locusts way)
I say “So like, chocolate in the dessert but something whimsical and fabulous, right?” ( I mean “since you’ve given me no direction I plan to take this shit over.”)
They say “Sure, whatever you think.” (I hear, “I concede. go forth and bake fabulousness.”)
This is precisely the interchange that happened when I asked Brian what he wanted for his birthday dessert.
Spoken like a true Type-A Leo. Oh, you couldn’t tell I was a raging fire sign/control freak? nowyouknow. I own my selfishness, depending upon the week of the month. Ask me next week and I will deny ever even writing this post. I’ll be baking birthday cakes for orphans in a third world country then.
Until then: Rethought German Chocolate Cake: Caramel Swirl Brownies, Coconut Ice Cream, Pecan Coconut Caramel Sauce.
Rethink the traditional german chocolate cake.
- heavy cream - 3 cups
- half and half - 3 cups
- egg yolks - 8
- sugar - 2/3 cup
- coconut milk - 2 cans, frozen and separated
- butter - 4 tablespoons
- pecans - 1/2 cup
- sugar - 1 cup
- water - 2 tablespoons
- heavy cream - 1/2 cup
- shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
I am kidding. about most of that…