Friday, March 6, 2009

A Lovers Quarrel

A day ago Gabriel and I got into a little spat, a lovers quarrel if you will. While traditionally, and perhaps in most homes, when a husband desires to express his affection and love for his wife, perhaps even seek redemption for an act of ill will, he will bestow upon his lovely counterpart a bouquet of fresh flowers; this act, following an argument or stand alone, is thoughtful and gracious. Now, I love flowers! but in this home, Gabriel brings home bouquets of kitchen gadgets! And immediately, my white flag of surrender is raised high and blown about by shrieks of delightsome glee.

My bouquet was comprised of new dish towels, a set of three differing sized whisks, and a new hand held mixer!

He is just the sweetest, I know! As if it wasn't enough he then enticed me to make something to try out my new toys - so I attempted to create what it is I've been craving, and he loved it.

This is a gratifying dessert, but a near miss.

Orange Brown Sugar
Topping: Sweet Sauce Chocolate

This cake possesses just enough orange flavor to surprise and humor your palette; the whipped egg whites create a buoyancy that is delicate and smooth; the chocolate sauce seeps through the base of the cake like water to spring tulips, and the substitution of brown for white sugar saturates the flavor resonating in deeper and fuller savor.

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
Mix until well incorporated and batter changes color

2 egg yolks, one at a time
Mix for 2-3 minutes on high

1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (2 oranges)
2 teaspoons orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix for 4-5 minutes
Your mixture will seem to have separated, but continue to mix

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
alternately with
3/4 cup plain yogurt or sour cream

Whip 6 egg whites to soft peaks and fold into batter

Pour into round 10" Angel Food Cake Pan
Bake at 375°F for 55-65 minutes
Let cool in pan

Serve with a generous amount of Chocolate Sweet Sauce, and a dollop of freshly whipped cream!

Then, head over to Make and Takes to learn a resourceful trick for recycling those used up orange peels!

3 Sweet Talkers:

Heather said...

That sounds soo and Looks SOOO dang good! oh my!
and, WHAT ON EARTH!? gabe needs to HOP TO talking to kirk! that IS THE BEST IDEA EVER! fighting? getting kitchen supplies!? man! i feel a FRESH fight coming on! haha
NO! just kidding.. not until gabe talks to kirk about being an AWESOME HUSBAND! way to go gabe!

anyways, this cake looks DIVINE! Mmmm

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