Trifle Cakes of the Mulberry and Chocolate Kind

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Trifle Cakes of the Mulberry and Chocolate Kind

⅔ CUP (160ML) MILK
½ CUP (110G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR
½ CUP (90G) BROWN SUGAR
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
125G UNSALTED BUTTER, CHOPPED
100G 70% DARK CHOCOLATE
1 EGG
1 CUP (150G) SELF-RAISING (SELF-RISING) FLOUR, SIFTED
¼ CUP (25G) DUTCH COCOA POWDER, SIFTED
¼ CUP (60ML) BLACK RASPBERRY LIQUEUR+
¼ CUP (60ML) STORE-BOUGHT GOOD-QUALITY THICK CUSTARD
½ CUP (120G) SOUR CREAM
½ CUP (125ML) SINGLE (POURING) CREAM
¼ CUP (40G) ICING (CONFECTIONER’S) SUGAR
FRESH MULBERRIES++, TO SERVE
FREEZE-DRIED RASPBERRIES, CRUMBLED, TO SERVE
MULBERRY JELLY

1¼ TEASPOON GELATINE POWDER
1½ CUPS (375ML) WATER
⅓ CUP (75G) CASTER (SUPERFINE) SUGAR
350G FRESH MULBERRIES++

METHOD
Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place the milk, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place the butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat and stir frequently until melted and smooth.

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Why I’m going dark on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram this weekend [UPDATED]

I’ll be doing a full recap of our event in San Diego, but for the time being…

Cranky Yank

SUMMARY: At what point do social-media giants start to become their own authoritarian states? The platforms where I’ve gone to learn and vent about Russia’s influence on our democracy have themselves been overtaken by a type of totalitarian addiction. And we only know about 5% of what’s actually happened. 

By being silent, I’m intending to show we will not be silenced.

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, among others, have all been implicated in the Trump-Russia investigation. Just today we learned Twitter received $800M in a “significant round of funding” from a Russian investment firm DST Global.

Facebook got a similar infusion from DST’s…

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Fighting cancer and for freedom of the press

This is an amazing read. highly recommended!

Isaac Avilucea

Whirlwind week. I wanted to give everyone an update, and hopefully, some relief after I was admitted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton last week.

I’m sure some of you heard the news in an article via The Daily Beast that touched on the prior restraint fight I’ve been involved with in New Jersey regarding my reporting on a 5-year-old kindergarten student in Trenton who was found with drugs twice at school in two months.

It had been shaping into a whopper of a fight featuring the state Attorney General, The Trentonian and me and had attracted the glare of the national and local media and the Society of Professional Journalists.

My focus had been squarely on that until last week, when I got sucker-punched with another cancer diagnosis. photo illustration.PNG

Since then, I have been put on a cocktail of drugs and have been run through a battery of…

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CrankyYank Vol. 36: EXCLUSIVE: Wonders of Wilder | ‘If These Dogs Could Talk’ | Hillary So Mental & More

[Writer’s note: This is a late and abbreviated version of CrankyYank—I’m taking some “me” time during the Labor Day holiday week, so I’m republishing my post from Leav…

Source: CrankyYank Vol. 36: EXCLUSIVE: Wonders of Wilder | ‘If These Dogs Could Talk’ | Hillary So Mental & More

Teaser Tuesday: Twitch Announces Julia Child Marathon

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Starting today at 5 p.m., there will be a world-renowned chef masquerading as a gamer girl.

Gamer-streaming site Twitch has announced that it will stream all 200+ episodes of The French Chef, officially expanding its reach (like so many others) in to content offerings.

I found this little nugget to be a GREAT excuse to launch Teaser Tuesday, where I’ll tease portions of my books across all my sites.

Why is this relevant to Pizza for Good? Glad you asked.

Chapter Nine of PFG features “Only Child,” my French interpretation of Chicken Piccata. The recipe will blow your mind with its level of flavor. You can use it to wow dinner guests, or slap it on a pizza and make some money for charity. Whatever you wish.

I paid homage to Julia Child in other ways, too. Check out the full recipe on “Only Child II: Gorgeous Gougéres,” which can double as a party treat.

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Now, because we can: here’s Julia Child Remixed, courtesy of PBS Digital Studios:

Jump over and buy Pizza for Good today! For the recipes, or to support your community.