For this week’s post, Lynn and I are launching a video blog series, called Kitchen to Kitchen! For each video, we’ll be cooking a new dish in a new kitchen to show that we can create beautiful meals no matter the size of the space, or the limitations of the kitchen.
Though not exactly naturals in front of the camera, we had a lot of fun with this one. We borrowed my dad’s kitchen space (yes, you’ll see a flash of a Christmas tree in the video – it was still up in January for Russian New Year on January 14th) to make a German Chocolate Cake. We brought our own ingredients, and some of our own tools, but also relied on his kitchen to have some necessities. The one thing that we learned was missing was a flour sifter, so we had to resort to just mixing our dry ingredients together, rather than sifting them. The result did not disappoint – we ended up with three tiers of heavenly moist chocolate cake interspersed with layers of tasty coconut pecan frosting. We made sure to tweak that frosting with a healthy addition of salt because in our opinion, sometimes there’s nothing better than having that pop of saltiness embedded against a sweet and rich dish.
We ended up sharing this cake with a gathering of friends where we commemorated a new chapter that one of them was embarking on (because what better way to eat a cake than with friends?) Stay tuned for the next video!