Jane Austen moment in Persuasion
Chapter 14I must see Captain Benwick before I decide," said Lady Russell, smiling.
"And that you are very likely to do very soon, I can tell you, ma'am," said Charles. "Though he had not nerves for coming away with us, and setting off again afterwards to pay a formal visit here, he will make his way over to Kellynch one day by himself, you may depend on it. I told him the distance and the road, and I told him of the church's being so very well worth seeing; for as he has a taste for those sort of things, I thought that would be a good excuse, and he listened with all his understanding and soul; and I am sure from his manner that you will have him calling here soon. So, I give you notice, Lady Russell."
"Any acquaintance of Anne's will always be welcome to me," was Lady Russell's kind answer.
"Oh! as to being Anne's acquaintance," said Mary, "I think he is rather my acquaintance, for I have been seeing him every day this last fortnight."
"Well, as your joint acquaintance, then, I shall be very happy to see Captain Benwick."
"You will not find anything very agreeable in him, I assure you, ma'am. He is one of the dullest young men that ever lived. He has walked with me, sometimes, from one end of the sands to the other, without saying a word. He is not at all a well-bred young man. I am sure you will not like him."
"There we differ, Mary," said Anne. "I think Lady Russell would like him. I think she would be so much pleased with his mind, that she would very soon see no deficiency in his manner."
"So do I, Anne," said Charles. "I am sure Lady Russell would like him. He is just Lady Russell's sort. Give him a book, and he will read all day long."
Chocolate–Ginger Cake With Bourbon Sauce (Martha Stewart)
Adapted from Martha Stewart .Com
½ cup unsalted butter, softened + some for pan
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup unsulfured molasses
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
¼ cup whole milk
2 tsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1 cup flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp coarse salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
20cm Bundt cake pan
For Bourbon sauce
½ cup unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1 cup of dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup bourbon
1) Preheat oven to 180°C & greased a 20 cm Bundt pan. Dust with cocoa powder & tap out the excess .
2) In a sauce pan, combine butter, brown sugar, molasses & ¼ cup of water over medium low heat. Stir till butter melted & transfer it to a larger bowl. Let to cool for 5 mins.
3) Add milk, eggs, & grated ginger into molasses mixture. Whisk to combine. Sift cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon , flour & ground ginger.
4) Fold in gradually flour mixture into molasses mixture till well combined. ( There should be some lumps remaining). Pour batter into cake pan & bake for 30 mins. Let to cool on wire rack.
5) To make the bourbon sauce : Place butter,egg yolks, brown sugar & bourbon in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Whisk constantly till mixture 160degrees on a candy thermometer about 7 mins. Drizzle the sauce with a spoon over the cake or pour the warm sauce over the cake liked I did. Serve while its warm.
Linking this post to Cook Like A Star - Cook Like Martha Stewart hosted by Zoe fromBake For Happy Kids & co-hosted with Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out & with Jocelyn of Riceball Eats.
Submitting this post to Tea Time Treats hosted this month by Kate of What Kate Baked & co-hosted with Karen of Lavender & Lovage . This month's theme is my favorite of all, it's all about CHOCOLATE ! YUM
Can't help it but added some of this yummy cake batter in my favorite gingerbread man mould , just to make a couple of these cuties! :)