Wednesday, January 5, 2011
tonight is 'twelfth night' the official end of the last twelve days of christmas. some people see it as a cause for celebration, though I believe most are back at work busily living in the new year. as for me, I am reliving my christmas memories while I look at the hundreds of photos I've taken in the last 12 days - this being one of them. behold, our family's traditional 'belly bomb' cake, also known as the 'famous chocolate wafer cake, ' renamed the 'belly bomb' as a result of how everyone's belly feels after indulging in a slice. actually, one slice doesn't make you feel so bad - it's the second slice that does. but who could resist? this definitely qualifies as being quite 'yummy'! if you'd like to see other representations of the letter Y, or if you'd like to add your own Y representation please visit 'abc wednesday' .
this is what it looks like after everyone has a slice. I don't know why I didn't take the plastic wrap off for a nicer presentation! the official recipe doesn't include adding sugar to the whipping cream. I always add a small amount to taste, because let's face it, the tasting is the best part. I also add the vanilla to the cream before I whip it. here is the official recipe.