Amandine!

100th Blog Post!!!!

I saved the best dessert for my 100th blog post! I made these at the beginning of this year, and here they find their way on my blog at the end of the year.

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This is by far the hardest most delicious dessert I’ve ever made! Forget chocolate chip cookies and brownies, these make you feel like you’re a French chef 😉

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Amandine is a Romanian dessert, a delicacy that is enjoyed as one of the nations’ top desserts. I grew up eating these as a little girl, but never dreamed of making them myself, let alone have them turn out right!

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The cake is chocolate and it is soaked in a rum essence flavored coffee syrup, and layered with a chocolate cream

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Then each piece has chocolate ganache poured on top. Clearly, to die for!

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So you could say that this is kind of like a mocha cake

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Why is this so hard you ask?

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Well, in a way it’s not that hard, but it takes a while make

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You have to get the syrup just right, and soak the cake with just the right amount of it or else it won’t taste like Amandine

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Then there’s the chocolate cream that has to have the right amount of rum essence in it

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And of course, you have to make these look beautiful!  🙂

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Who wouldn’t want to have a tray full of these delicious goodies?

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They’re so pretty, people won’t believe they’re homemade

IMG_5117Once people get a bite out of one of these yummy things, they’ll love you forever! 🙂 Trust me, these are gone in a matter of minutes, especially if they’re served at a big family gathering (speaking from experience here 🙂 )

So if you want the recipe you know who to contact… 😉

Jessica the Baker

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