THE RECIPE YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED
So you know the best part of the ice cream cakes you loved as a child? The crunchy, chocolate, crumbly bits that made a Carvel cake worth the effort of consuming at all? You can make those bits TOTALLY IDIOT PROOF!
- •Dry: 2 parts cocoa, 2 parts powdered sugar, 1 part flour fat pinch of salt blended together in a bowl.You don't have to blend that thoroughly. If the word 'part'is distracting, replace it with a unit of measure like tablespoon or ounce.
- •Mix in 1 part of melted butter. As you are pouring it in, spread it around. Don't put it all in one spot.
- •Mix it in mainly by mashing it together using an instrument, spatula, spoon or your fingers work.It gets kind of pasty, like dry mud.
- •The powder is clumping together, it's a shade darker because the butter has soaked in....Pressing against the side of the bowl makes it easier.
- •Rub the mass of paste between your fingers (that doesn't sound obscene at all) and little pebbles - gravel takes shape
- •Dump on to a little tray lined with foil (my tray came from one of the toasters we've set on fire) still rolling the dough to make little clumps.
- •Spread out on the tray in an even layer.THIS IS THE ONLY IMPORTANT STEP. Gently shake/tap the pan to level things.
- •Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for like 10ish minutes. Or until it smells real chocolatey, deep, rich yet another shade darker, nearly black. You could do this in a toaster.When you take it out let it cool COMPLETELY don't futz with it, don't shake the pan ... 10 minutes seriously, just wait.
- •Put some in the bottom of the bowl...
- •Ice cream or gelato or whatever makes your heart glad, and more crunchies on top..
- •So good 😊You're welcome.