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We had a group of friends over for dinner on Saturday night. It was supposed to be the first BBQ of the season, but Mother Nature decided not to go along with my plans. So instead of the 75 degree, sunny, summer-ish weather we’ve been having for the last month or so, we got cloudy, cold and snow. SNOW! So we moved the party indoors, which worked out just fine. Everyone brought something to share, and we had tons of amazing vegan food: Chipotle guacamole, jalapeno poppers, “bloomin’ onion” bread, agave-sriracha tofu, grilled-balsamic carrots, pasta salad and rice. And margaritas. And beer.
We were also supposed to have Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake, but for some reason I was entrusted with this task… and we all know what usually happens when I try to bake… Something went very, very wrong. Except, as it turns out, not that wrong, because what we ended up with was still very yummy!
Namely Marly created this recipe, and when you look at her pictures they’re decidedly more cake-y than what I ended up with. Mine is really more of a brownie-like dessert. I followed her recipe, except that when it was time to transfer the mixture to the baking pan it was still not anything like dough AT ALL, so I added about 1/8 cup of water. I also baked it for the full 35 minutes. I don’t know if it was because of my altitude (6,700 ft) or my attitude (decidedly poor), but the cake didn’t turn out as Marly had intended. I was a little nervous about serving it at all, but I did (along with some neopolitan coconut milk ice cream and extra chocolate sauce) and I’d say it was a hit. Perhaps not as big a hit as it would’ve been if I were better at baking, but I’ll take what I can get
Besides, by that time everyone was
drunk happy and stuffed, and we had a great time. Did I mention it was also a celebration? Our friends Lauren and Jeremy just got engaged, yay!
I’m just hopeful that my next “BBQ” will actually be outdoors!