Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What candy do YOU eat at the movies?

Last night, Joey surprised me by baking a truly remarkable Chocolate Malted Cake. I can't begin to tell you how wonderfully rich, moist, and delicious that cake was (yes, WAS...it lasted about an hour at work today!). He made a wonderful Chocolate buttercream frosting (more like a ganache, if you ask me), which I frosted it with last night, and then this morning I mixed some confectioner's sugar into the remaining ganache and piped some rosettes on the outer edge of the cake (marking where each slice would be) and topped each rosette with a malted milk ball.

My co-workers simply salivated over it from the moment I took it out of the box, and the slices flew off the plates and into satisfied tummies. Our survey showed that everyone found it to be an excellent cake, with comments like "Delish!", "Nutmeggy! Yummy.", and "I see a demand...". These results please us to no end. It is such a gratifying feeling to know that, on a very first try at a recipe, we are garnering such praise.

We've decided to call it our Matinee Cake (because of the malted milk balls - don't you remember seeing those behind the the counter at the concession stand at your local movie theatre, your mouth watering for the fun little handfulls of joy?). We love it, and we hope you will, too,

4 comments:

junk said...

Good Lord, Steven, where did you find this god of sugar and chocolate?? Joe, if you are ever in the market for female Asian arm candy, please call me. Well, maybe not MARKET, as that implies a transaction of some sort and I am most certainly not for sale. But I think that for your baked goodies, I will whore myself out.
I think Steven is the most popular guy at work right now. I go to work with bated breath hoping that he brings in another of your divine creations. Today's goody was wonderful. Moist, dense yet light, flavorful with a hint of nutmeg, and the frosting, which I agree is more like a ganache but what the hell, it's chocolate and I loved it!

junk said...

Good Lord, Steven, where did you find this god of sugar and chocolate?? Joe, if you are ever in the market for female Asian arm candy, please call me. Well, maybe not MARKET, as that implies a transaction of some sort and I am most certainly not for sale. But I think that for your baked goodies, I will whore myself out.
I think Steven is the most popular guy at work right now. I go to work with bated breath hoping that he brings in another of your divine creations. Today's goody was wonderful. Moist, dense yet light, flavorful with a hint of nutmeg, and the frosting, which I agree is more like a ganache but what the hell, it's chocolate and I loved it!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

OK. Here's the thing. If you make me a Matinee Cake... I'll go to a movie and eat it.

Sounds like a good deal to me!

Lori said...

Hey Steven and Joey! I'm enjoying the creations (the nutless ones) very much. Curious about this malted one...was it a recipe I passed along or a different one? If it's the one I make sometimes, it's always a huge hit. If it's a different one, I'd love the recipe. Mmm...malt. Steven, tell Joe about the dream. - Lori