Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The bunnies bake a chocolate cake

We have a few runner ducks, and every so often the duck-egg situation can get a bit out of control - and there's only so many omelettes a person can eat.

So not long ago, I asked three of the Cottontails Baby bunnies for a bit of help in using up a surplus of eggs - and together we came across the Alice Waters Chocolate Cake recipe. Not only is it a chocolate cake - never a bad thing - but it calls for no less than EIGHT EGGS!

Here are a few photos from our happy baking session...

The bunnies love this book - full of vegetarian delights

Mini Maileg bunny finds the recipe - which calls for EIGHT EGGS!

Sylvain rabbit is already hungry

The bunnies count the EIGHT EGGS!

Sylvain assembles the butter and chocolate...

....and begins to melt them (mind your paws on the hot stove, Sylvain!)

Mmmm... melted chocolate!

Quite a big job to whisk eight egg whites but Sylvain has powerful paws

And the cake is ready to bake

45 minutes later and it's cooked and cooling in it's tin

Maileg Mellow bunny (who frankly hasn't been much use) can't wait to tuck in

Yum yum - the bunnies sit down for a cup of tea and slice of chocolate cake!

Find these three bunnies, along with many more, in the All Our Rabbit Things department at Cottontails Baby  - please note Sylvain's blue jumper is the 'model's own'. And find the wonderful cookery book in all the usual places, or on the author's / chef's own website for Bill's Cafe

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