Sunday In Paris Chocolate Cake page 72

I have tried numerous times to make this cake and bought all the ingredients and when it came time to bake somebody in my household had eaten all the salted peanuts.  We are talking three attempts.  I also bought instant coffee and when I made the cake there was no mentioning of instant coffee.  I do not know where that came from, maybe the paged turned and I was reading the wrong recipe, good thing it did not happen when I made the cake.

I did not have any heavy cream for the frosting so I used butter instead and it was just fine.

I found this cake a bit dry so I had it with vanilla ice cream.  Very good cake with ice cream and coffee.

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Some years ago we met up with my mother in law in Paris and had dinner at this restaurant Le Procope.  This restaurant is just across the pastry shop Un Dimanche á Paris.  It looked very modern.

We celebrated cream puff day by making a lot of cream puffs.  We had with chocolate and raspberry jam.  Not all of us wanted with chocolate and we had whipped cream with vanilla extract and powder sugar, which was a big hit.  I have always just used plane cream.

My DH asked for some Nun’s Beignets and that was not a problem I made 8 beignets for him and him alone.  No one could get near them as he snapped them all up.  At the end of the day my DH had close to 20 puffs all together.  You can see under his feet there in the corner, he is resting.

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