Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mastering The Art Of Julia Child


After much anticipation, the Baker Babes went to see the movie Julie & Julia. It was wonderful and definitely lived up to all its pre-release hype. Better yet, it exceeded all of our expectations. The back and forth between the two main characters was done to perfection making us want a second and third helping of these delicious stories. Whether you are baking a cake or making a movie it is necessary to use the finest ingredients in order to create something special. Julie/Julia has certainly done that.

We have adapted Julia Child's "Chocolate and Almond Cake" (Reine De Saba) recipe from her book "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking", volume one. We encourage you to give this scrumptious decadent cake a try.

15 comments:

Lick My Spoon said...

I can't wait to watch this movie and I'm so glad fellow foodies are raving about it! Your cake looks delicious and I bet the almonds give it the extra kick of flavor :)

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Looks good.. can you substitute non-tree nuts in it?

the ungourmet said...

This cake is just gorgeous! I still haven't been to see this movie yet. I hope to soon!

Jenny said...

Oooh this was one of the things I made for my Julie & Julia party, and I love what you did on the sides. Did you make the icing her original way? I was skeptical but ended up liking it.

JodieMo said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I have read the book and I am so excited! Maybe I'll make this cake to hold me over until I can go see it!

bakingdivas said...

Yes, Jenny we used our variation of the authentic frosting for this cake.

bakingdivas said...

Chocolate Priestess, give non-tree nuts a try. You may discover something wonderful!

koshercamembert said...

Looks beautiful. I just got a cocotte (Le Creuset had a big sale!!!) as a present and a boeuf bourguignon is in the planning stages

Miranda said...

I am totally going to make this for my best friends birthday.

Thank you so much for once again a wonderful recipe.

Trent @ SmartShopIt said...

The cake looks decadent and yummy. The movie is inspiring us all. We are giving away a copy of Julia's book "My Life In France" on our blog. Come enter!

Trent @ SmartShopIt said...

The cake looks yummy and decadent. The movie is inspiring us all. We are giving away a copy of Julia's book "My Life In France" on our blog. Come enter!

Anthony Sepe said...

So glad to know you liked the movie and that it exceeded your expectations. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie soon.

Your cake looks wonderful and I'm sure tastes even better, but wish I had a piece--right now.

All the best,
Anthony Sepe
http://fromadietitiansperspective.blogspot.com

Table Talk said...

Enjoyed the movie over the weekend---what a nice way to pay tribute to Julia! I will give this recipe a try; hard not to after seeing them devour it in the movie.

Chowhound said...

I have just started reading the book and it is just hilarious! I can't wait to see the movie. I don't know though if I will have the guts to get the book.

Simply Life said...

Chocolate and Almond cake?!?! Wow, that just sounds and looks too good to be true!