Inevitably, some of the tomatoes will end up sliced, covered in cornmeal, and fried up in a skillet. But, others... well, they end up as chocolate cake. Yes, folks. Green tomatoes add a little special something to the dessert table. But, first you've got to puree them up a bit. And then, you want to get together some other key ingredients -- some flour (some of that great locally milled organic ww pastry flour, in fact), sugar, a couple of eggs, some baking chocolate, a bit of butter, and a nice dose of beer. And before you get on my case about how beer seems to make its way into EVERYTHING at Burp! these days... may I reming you that I live in Milwaukee, WI, one of the brewing capitals of the world. :) You'll want to trust me when I tell you that, between the beer and the tomatoes, this recipe really does make up one of the best chocolate cake recipes you've ever had. And here's a sample --right before we pop it into the oven. Once you get that cake tester to come out clean, you've got a cake that's just screaming to be layered with a bit of chocolate ganache frosting. So, that's exactly what I did. And what do you know? A bit of ganache and some white chocolate drizzle makes it into one looker of a cake. And you haven't even tasted it yet! This isn't a fudgy flourless chocolate torte. Or a sexy chocolate-filled molten cake. Or a rum-soaked diva of a cake. This recipe makes a fine old-fashioned cake. The sort of cake that your grandmother used to make. This cake is quite happily accompanied by a bit of vanilla icecream, but it feels truly at home with a nice tall glass of ice-cold milk. I'm just sayin'.
Green Tomato Chocolate Cake
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