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From Rioja with love.

My grandmother used to travel and bake a lot after retiring, she had all this time at her hands and filled it with some culinary creativity, and as she was fond of red wine and Spain, she ended up baking but one cake only, her masterpiece, her Rioja cake, commonly and less specifically known as her red wine cake, as in the 1960s and ’70s, Rioja was quite uncommon a beverage in Germany and she didn’t feel the urge to explain her extravagances to just anybody she had over for tea and sympathy, she was a teacher, the most loved one of her village, her funeral was crowded with former students, she must have been a hell of a teacher, anyway, I, being more into France than into Spain, have always replaced Rioja with some Bordeaux when I made that cake, but now, just to cherish her memory, I opened a bottle of Rioja, the batter takes a quarter of a litre, as well as vast amounts of cocoa, chopped dark chocolate, this one is from Venezuela, quite fitting an origin, it’s a Spanish spoken country after all, it’s obviously soaked with flavonoids from all that red wine and cocoa, kind of an anti-ageing approach to baking. 9 more words

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Chocolate : Part IV

IV. Bittersweet

Pairing: Gradence

Note: the 19th century AU, Out of character

Part I / Part II / Part III / Part V / Part VI… 12 more words

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Chocolate : Part III

III. Desire

Pairing: Gradence

Note: the 19th century AU, Out of character

Part I / Part II / Part IV / Part V / Part VI… 17 more words

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Chocolate : Part II

II. Guilty Pleasure

Pairing: Gradence

Note: the 19th century AU, Out of character

Part I / Part III / Part IV / Part V / Part VI… 41 more words

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Chocolate : Part I

I. Love Portion

Pairing: Gradence

Note: the 19th century AU, Out of character

Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part V / Part VI… 13 more words

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