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The Ganache that Tasted of Mint

And you didn't think I could do it! But I did! My very own Mint Chocolate Ganache!
I made this in June for my husbands birthday, and just never had time to post it before the summer break and the big redesign. Well now you have it.

DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE WITH MINT-CHOCOLATE GANACHE
(courtesy of Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook)
Makes one 9'' layer cake.

3 sticks butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans
3/4 cup hot water
3/4 cup sour cream
3 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
Mint-chocolate ganache (recipe to follow)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter two 9x2 inch round cake pans; dust with cocoa butter, taping out excess. In a medium bowl, whick together cocoa and hot water, until smooth. Whisk in sour cream. Set aside and let cool. Into another medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside.


The Troops Go Marching On

Hello my dear readers!
It has been some time since I've properly blogged. I've been spending the summer revising my blogs design. First it was the surface, but then there was the interior to tackle. It didn't really want to do what I was trying to do! But, alas, some modifications, and now I have it under control! I've added some nice graphics to go with my "labels or categories". And I've even added a twitter gadget.

You might wonder, if your one of my followers from before Lady Warfield, why I changed the name of the blog. I'm not sure I can truly express this. But, just to simplify, I needed something fresh. Mommydrinks, is great, and you can still email me there (if you know the email).. but I am not just a mommy. And I find that term defines me, in my blog, as a mommy and as a mommy who drinks. I am both. But I am more.

Also, why Lady Warfield Presents? I think that is self explanatory!

and here I go now... marching to the tu…

Ladies in the Country

Absolutely massive red tractor presented by Lady Warfield and The Elegant Lady Sonya.