We are meeting after a small gap, right? I was actually planning to take a small break from blogging. No particular reason, just like that. But then, June is a special month for MariasMenu. MM's b'day falls on this month and this year we turn 7! So it's been 7 years that our relationship started. I hope you dont feel the 7 year itch ;)
I cant believe that it's been 7 years that I've started chatting and cooking with you! It's been a long journey, but YOU made it a pleasant one with your wonderful company.
Initially you came here alone, checked out the place and left. The next time you came, you got involved with the place and stayed for some time. Later on, you brought your friends and family with you and had a picnic here :) All the while, I tried my best to make this a better place for you, to offer something new every time you came. I wanted you to have a memorable experience at this place. I'm not sure how much I succeeded in doing that, but I wanted to give it my best always.
Thank you for being with us and blessing us with your presence, comments and feedback.
Here's a birthday cake recipe. I've made this cake twice in a month's time, once for one of our friend's anniversary and then for another friend's b'day. What I liked most about the recipe is that, it uses little fat compared to other recipes. Also the cake isn't too sweet even with the icing. As I've told you before, I don't like cakes that are too sweet. I've tried it with Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting. They both pairs well with the cake. I'm posting the recipe for Cream Cheese Icing here, but if you want to have ganache icing, check it out here. If you are looking to make a layered chocolate cake, this is a good recipe. It rises well and comes out perfectly levelled.