Saturday, May 26, 2007

Chocolate. A Girl's Best Friend



Even more her best friend when she realizes she hasn't posted to her dear blog for, well, ages, AND her exam is just a little less than a month away. When she then on top of that realizes she's had just a bit too much fun with chocolate (and other food items) during the past four months for her to have really prepared for any of that - I guess you know how it goes, don't you?

It's That Time Of Year where I try to cram, cram and cram some more and try to get ready for my exam. If I'm lucky, I'll even have some chocolatey friends to help me. Except maybe not the one in the top right corner. We weren't friends, and really, it was all his fault, 'cause he could just have come out of that Bundt pan already, yes he could!

They are, from top to bottom, Classic Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake - Heirloom Devil's Food Layer Cake (My Birthday Cake this year) - and Milk Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake, all from Lisa Yockelson's ChocolateChocolate. (Btw., Luisa, you're right - most of it is just a matter of "chocolate chipping" a cake and then miracously it becomes a chocolate cake - good cakes, though:-)) Oh yes, and then there's the block and a half of Valrhona that I'm counting on will last me through the rest of the month. Maybe, if I'm stingy enough.

So forgive me if there's a bit quiet or short-posted around these parts for a while. You know why, now. Oh, and if you have a couple fingers to spare, keep them crossed for me - you might earn some chocolate cake in the process, heh!:-)

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Good luck with your studies Zarah! Perhaps you could set up a reward system to help you focus... 8 hours intensive studying = make a chocolate cake, 4 more hours = eat a slice of chocolate cake :)

Anali said...

Such a beautiful chocolate display! As if chocolate needed more good press! ; ) But if anyone was on the fence about chocolate, this post pushed them on to the right side!

lucette said...

I'm a firm believer in chocolate as an aid to thought processes--it has fueled my novel, for sure.

Julie said...

Mmmm...I have a couple of pounds of Valrhona waiting for me to pick it up -- part of a group order by a bunch of NYC food bloggers. Now you've inspired me, Zarah. Gotta go get it and start baking before it gets TOO hot...

Patricia Scarpin said...

Zarah, fingers crossed for you here in Brazil! :)

Those photos are so tempting. :)

joey said...

Good luck with your exams! All my fingers and toes are crossed :) Does that mean I get some chocolate chip cake? :)

Anonymous said...

Hej Zarah
Hvor når for man smage
din dejlige kage?????

Kate said...

I feel for you.. i am busy cramming for my entrance exams for medical school here in the U.S.... I have a 2lb bar of spanish dark chocolate that i shave off one sliver at a time... I am hoping that it lasts the duration=)...
good luck!!!

Kate

Jennie said...

Forresten Zarah

Husk endelig at gemme blomsterhovederne fra dine purløg! Når de er tørre kommer der et væld af sorte frø ud som du kan plante til næste år!

Pøj pøj!

MenuMate said...

Hi Zarah, good luck with the studies. I just love your blog, the recipes are fantastic and the photography is superb. keep up the good work...

Zarah Maria said...

People - thank you! I'm still cramming, so keep those fingers crossed. I promise I'll be back with a vengance, soon! Can't wait! (oh, and there's still a block and 2/5 left...)

Village Vegan said...

Good luck cramming! I remember the feeling from last month...

Anyway, I definately couldn't have passed my exams if my studying sessions hadn't been fueled by the bar of dark chocolate and the pot of nutella. ;-)

Michèle said...

You are completely forgiven because of those delicious looking photos. I could swoon over those for a good long time I think ;)