Saturday, January 9, 2010

Queen of Sheba Cake

I read about this cake that inspired Julia Child. It may be the first cake she
tasted in France. I was dying to try it.

The Christmas season finally gave me an excuse. It is the perfect occasion, right?

I invited some friends over for dinner on Christmas Eve eve.

I made a simple fish stew, and that was nice with the cheddar biscuits and a salad.
It was all really an excuse for me to finally take on the 'Queen'.

Of course, you know it was a disappointment.
How could I have worked myself up like that and not experience a let down?
The cake is good. It really is.
However, what cake can live up to mythic standards?

The icing was a sort of ganache.
It, on the other hand, was mythic and epic, and I'd happily trade
my husband and children for a bowl of it right now!