Doesn't just the name sound good? :)
I found this recipe a few days ago and - unlike many recipes that I find and want to try - I actually made this one! The original recipe comes from Passionate Homemaking (a blog I always enjoy), and I only played around with it a little bit. *grin*
I was glad that the recipe included soaking instructions, because I've been getting interested in grain-soaking recently. That's too big of a topic for this little post, but consider yourself warned that I might be writing more about it in the future.
Now for that recipe! I'll write it out the way I did it. Incidentally, I LOVE make-ahead dishes. That's my kind of convenience food!
Best I could do on an empty stomach!
(...Unless you count those nibbles of chocolate batter...)
3/4 - 1 cup natural sweetener (I was naughty and used brown sugar! But it was only 3/4 cup, and not packed.)
1/2 cup butter
1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder (as desired, I used 2 heaping Tbsp!)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBS ground flax seed
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
dash of allspice
1 1/2 cups whole white wheat flour
1 cup cultured buttermilk, kefir, whey, yogurt (or your preferred acid medium for soaking) (I used buttermilk)
1/2 cup nuts, if desired (I used chopped walnuts)
The night before you want the cake, prepare recipe as follows:
In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients except flour with a fork. Cut in butter until mixture is...well, not like bread crumbs, but well mixed. It will be like very stiff cookie dough, and evenly colored. (WARNING: THIS STUFF TASTES REALLY GOOD! DO NOT SAMPLE IF YOU WANT ANY LEFT WITH WHICH TO MAKE THE CAKE!) Cover this bowl and place in refrigerator until morning.
SOAKING STEP: In another bowl, combine flour and buttermilk. Stir with a fork until lumps are gone. Cover, and let sit at room temp. all night.
Pour into a greased glass 8 x 8 pan and cover with chopped nuts, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (I baked mine for 45-50 min., because it was still wet in the middle, but looking back on it, I think it would have been better had I cooked it only 40 min. - kinda like brownies; good when moist and wet!)
Did I mention I like chocolate?
Thanks, Passionate Homemaking, for a great recipe!