What do you cook when you’re not feeling 100% and you need a dessert? I was headed for profiteroles the other day and had made the vanilla custard for the filling and John’s dad said, “Are you making cake?”
So cake it was. I’ve still got chest pains so I did what we all do on occasion. I went to the freezer and pulled out a couple of cake layers and let them thaw while the custard chilled.
When the cake was able to be sliced, I split both layers and filled each layer with whipped cream and between the two layers, I smeared the chilled vanilla custard. I made a chocolate ganache for the top and we had cake.
Rob was very happy and so was John because I had also made some vanilla bean ice cream that went well with the cake. (Vanilla ice cream goes with everything, doesn’t it?)
For my friends who remembered, today was the day I got my test results from all the poking and prodding that’s been going on for weeks. The good news is that I’m going to live. My wonderful doctor said it must be the fact that I don’t eat junk food that caused my “numbers” to be so good.
She has even reduced one of the meds I used to take. “You’ve dodged a bullet, Maureen,” she said. How can I have dodged a bullet when there was nothing REALLY wrong in the first place? I didn’t dare ask.
I still have to see the exercise physiologist (ugh) and the dietician (ugh) and the vascular surgeon but I have the all clear to resume life as normal once the chest infection is gone. Yay.
It’s time to get back in the kitchen and get my cooking mojo back. When you think the big one is coming every time you sneeze, you don’t feel much like cooking or creating. I’ll have to find the recipe for the cake. It’s been a few weeks since I made it and I can’t remember which one I used. Sometimes I’m pretty useless. Here’s the recipe for vanilla bean ice cream. Here’s the link for the chocolate ganache recipe I used.