Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chocolate Oblivion

Your Chocolate Priestess is very lucky to live about half a mile from an amazing little bakehouse and cafe called The Scholar's Inn Bakehouse that she visits at least once a month with some female friends. Over the months she's had some great chocolate treats from them as well as some duds. This is not one of the duds.

This is a piece of the flourless cake that the Bakehouse offers called “Chocolate Oblivion”. It smells like a cross between fudge and brownies and if this photo is clear enough you can even see the layers — the top a ganache over a fudgy layer over a brownie like lower 2/3 of this. The lovely top has white feathery patterns on the darker ganache that I hope are also visible. This piece is 4.5 inches long and 1.5 inches thick and begins with a 2.5 inch across slice that of course narrows since this is a triangular shape. The piece has a lot of heft to it which seems very common in flourless cakes since they do not have a lot of air mixed in with them since they lack and yeast to make them rise. It tastes and feels amazing in my mouth. Exactly like a piece of fudge and brownie mixed together, delightfully bitter with a touch of sweet, providing a strong cocoa rush up my head and into my mind and soul from the very first bite. I cannot recommend this too strongly.  If you live anywhere near Bloomington, Indiana, you need to try this cake.

Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.

8 comments:

liquidj said...

looks awesome! Is it ship-able!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

No, I don't think it is. You can find Bakehouse bread in our region but I don't think they ship other products. Since they didn't give it to me and this isn't a Sacrament I didn't provide a link to the cafe.

mavido79 said...

Hmmm, I may have to leave extra early next time I head to your fair city and pick up one of these. Sounds really decadent!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Whether or not they have them any particular night is unknown. Some evenings when I've been there, slices remain, other evenings they are all gone.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

OMG!! That is enough to give a chocolate lover dripping wet dreams *gulp*

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Hi, denise, thanks for reading and commenting. It was plenty chocolaty to qualify even for the orgasm level for some folks I think.

Chef Dennis said...

that looks tooooo good! I would love a slice right now!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I'm sure you could make something this great, Chef Dennis!

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