As part of our Christmas celebration, Erin and I decided to break out the cookbook and make a feast. We decided to make it semi-Irish themed. It kinda got out of control. Here’s the menu:
Bushmill’s whiskey stuffed ribeye
garlic mashed potatoes
Aged Irish Cheddar herb biscuits
Bibb, bacon, and apple salad with camembert dressing
2005 Stag’s Leap merlot (wow)
and the Piece de Muerta–
Chocolate Truffle cake with ganache topping
From start to finish, dinner took about 6 hours. It’s just past midnight and we just finished up dessert and coffee. Everything was scratch made with a silly (but fun) amount of work. It was a blast spending all day in the kitchen together cooking.
The really crazy part was the dessert. Here’s the ingredient list:
1.5 cups of milk
1 cup of butter
8 oz semi sweet chocolate (2 bars)
2 2/3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tblsp butter
8 oz semi sweet chocolate (2 bar)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
4 oz dark chocolate (1 bar)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
It’s an asinine, appalling amount of sugar for one dessert, and if I had really read the recipe before starting I don’t know if I’d have made it. How is it? Divine. Eat my shorts, Cheesecake Factory.
We tallied the calories up for the whole cake. Are you sitting down?
Ten thousand, seven hundred and seven calories! Each slice (1/16th of the cake) has almost 700 calories. I’m ashamed. Didn’t stop me from eating it, though.
Pardon me while I roll off to bed. Merry Christmas everyone.