Week 11 | 4.26.2010
Last week I came across a bag of Meyer lemons at the office. A co-worker had generously brought in her surplus stock from her garden and I snagged a few (more than half-dozen).
Meyers seem more mischievous to me than the standard lemon – a bit of puckering sourness, a lot of fragrance, and a strange additional zing on the regular variety. They make a great candidate for some creamy lemon curd to offset the richness of a dark, flourless chocolate cake.
It’s the final week of classes [eyes-wide], May is around the corner, and I am ready for a celebration. This cake will be just the thing.
Lemon curd ready to go.
No fooling around with this [almost] flourless dark chocolate cake. I snagged a wobbly slice out of the oven so I can compare it once its chilled and dressed up. Afternoon mental booster, yours in a few days.
Also, melted chocolate has a way of getting everywhere…
Chilled, dense and fudgey.
A layer of curd, sweetened freshly whipped cream, a dusting of cocoa.
Ehm. I definitely had chocolate cake for breakfast…with a teacup of milk and an extra dollop of cream. This is going to be a good day.