I am back with this month's edition of "This Book Makes Me Cook". And this month, we are reading the charming "Anne of Green Gables". Anne comes to the green gables house as a scrawny yet lively orphan girl. The brother-sister duo adopting her are at first shocked at getting a girl instead of a boy, but Anne's charm is hard to resist. With her unruly way, Anne commits several blunders but ends up becoming a favorite of whoever she comes in contact with.
The book is chockful of food - teas they give and go to, including the one Anne fatefully makes her friend drunk at; as well as pies being baked and dinners being hosted. One of Anne's most spectatular failures was a layer cake, so I set to make a decandent chocolate layer cake for her.
The recipe for this cake was followed verbatim from Baking Bites, my favorite baking blog so I won't repeat it here. But let me tell you that the cake, with chocolate and coffee to give it a rich feel, and eggless to boot, is one of the best I've ever eaten.
I did consider cutting it into layers and frosting it, but it was already so rich that I thought Anne would be happy with just the cake.
Want to see what other members made for Anne?
Aparna made Baking Powder Biscuits.
Curry Leaf made Chocolate Pudding.
Siri made Oatmeal Cocunut Cookies.
The other members are busy with holidays and guests, but have promised to be back in January.
For 2009 starts with the sweetest of them all. In January, we are reading Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. If you would like to come join us, leave a comment here and I will get back to you with more details.