A few weeks ago as I was flipping channels I came across the movie Julie and Julia from 2009. Being a foodie, this movie is made for me. I won’t go into details about the movie here because later in the fall I’m going to do another installment of my Dinner and a Movie feature. You’ll just have to wait and see which delicious Julia Child dish I decide to prepare. After the movie, I decided to get out my copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. As you can see from the photo below, it’s old. It’s from the 1967 printing and the price stamped on the inside cover is $10.00. I’m pretty sure they’re more than that now. I have no idea where it came from or how it came to be in my possession, but I’m sure glad I have it now.
Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate cake. I find they can be a bit dry sometimes. I promise, that is not the case with this rich, dense wonderful cake. It’s dense, but not heavy and the icing will make you lick your fingers clean. It’s exactly what you would expect from Julia Child herself.
I’m not going to sugar-coat it. There are a lot of steps to this recipe. Since this was the first time I made this particular recipe, I decided to follow the instructions to the letter. Next time I’ll probably consolidate a few of the steps.