Thanksgiving is approaching and people are talking, texting, and tweeting turkey! But what about dessert? While pumpkin pie is a notable and traditional choice, have you ever thought about serving carrot cake? Adeline and Lumiere have a recipe for Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Ganache that you just might prefer to pie. Traditional carrot cakes are made with a smooth and tangy cream cheese frosting. Adeline and Lumiere’s version dares to be different. They frost their cake with a beautiful white chocolate ganache.
Wedding season is upon us, and from bridal showers to the big day, cakes are a staple for all nuptial celebrations. It’s hard to have just one slice, with delectable choices like red velvet, angel food, coffee cake, lemon chiffon, devil’s food, pound cake, black forest, pineapple upside-down, German chocolate, carrot cake, molten chocolate, and cheesecake. But we want you to tell us:
What is your favorite kind of cake?
Name: Caroline Lubbers
What is your all-time favorite recipe from your blog?
I would say the longstanding favorite is my carrot cake. I have served it at many special occasions and even once made a barter deal with an artist trading this cake for a beautiful piece of pottery.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what food it be?
Chocolate. I have worked with a chocolatier for the past ten years so I am used to chocolate being a part of my daily life.
Is there a food you used to hate but now you love?
Growing up, I hated salad. I have never liked raw tomatoes nor iceberg or romaine lettuce. Though I still don’t care that much for those ingredients, I have come to appreciate salads as I discovered spinach, radicchio, frisée, cabbage and a much wider variety of greens.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
Quesadillas. I open a can of black beans, drain them and heat them in a sauce pan, mashing them with cumin, Greek oregano and salt. The beans are slathered inside a flour tortilla with whatever else I have on hand (leftover chicken, cheeses, veggies). Sour cream, salsa, avocado if you have it … voilà.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
Ferran Adrià, the chef of the former El Bulli in Spain. I recently heard him speak and it was so moving that I was inspired me to make some major life changes. Though cooking for the man some say is the best chef in the world be unbelievably stressful, I would be honored to have a meal with him.