Sunday, December 6, 2009

Girls' Night

Before cutting....

Once upon a time a group of women gathered together to play that infamous dice game known as, Bunco.  We'd talk, eat, drink, laugh, roll dice, keep score, and exchange gifts.  As time moved on, we realized that the game was getting in the way of valuable gab time, and the better option was to just relax with a few glasses of wine and good food.  We're now Bunco drop-outs, but the laughs and yummy food abound when we're together.  Last night was our Christmas gathering, and I wanted to make a special dessert to bring as my offering.  Looking through my seemingly endless recipe files, I finally decided on Bon Appetit's, December 2009, Peppermint Meringue Cake with Chocolate Buttercream.  We girls love our chocolate, and the peppermint added just the right holiday touch.  The only thing I changed was to make two meringue layers instead of three.  There was no specific reason, I just liked the idea of two chocolate and two meringue layers filled and frosted with the rich ganache-like buttercream.   The recipe can be found on Epicurious at the following link:


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