Friday, January 8, 2010

Horrors

Horrors.

Ironic isn't it, how delightful a word that is? So descriptive, compelling, and inciting. The thought of it being a baby's first little word is quite imaginative. I think I'll work very hard at making sure my someday little ones say something equally attractive the first opportunity they get to exercise their vocal chords.

Don't give away the ending,
I'm not quite nearly finished with Wicked, but I'm having an impossible time keeping away! Am I last person to read this bewitching story?

Here's a quick recipe... I've got reading to do!

Whip Cream Cake by Rose Levy Beranbaum

This cake was described as being extremely light, but I found it to be more dense in texture than anticipated, more resembling a sponge cake. Still, it's fantastical and fairly simple for a witch or wizard to conjure.

1 ½ cups 40% butterfat heavy whipping cream
Whip until stiff peaks form

Add
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix until batter resembles mayonnaise

Add
1 cup powdered sugar
Whip 30 seconds

Sift
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 ¼ cups cake flour
Fold into batter in two batches

Pour into greased bundt cake pan, or ungreased angel food cake pan
Bake at 375°F, 25-35 minutes until cake springs back to the touch
Let rest in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack
Adorn with whipping cream and a dusting of powdered sugar

For a festive Valentine's Day adornment: Embellish this cake with pink whipping cream.
Simply whip your cream as normal, but add a few drops of red dye to your cream when you add your sugar, just as it begins to thicken and take shape.

One year ago: Fondly Reminiscing, Lemon Coolers

8 Sweet Talkers:

A Nerd Like Me said...

Enjoy the ending to Wicked! It will blow your freakin mind, woman. I saw the musical last year and it was a-to-the-mazing!

Dorothy said...

Yum! That's the perfect amount of whipped cream on top :) Hope you like reading Wicked; I'm excited to see the musical in March when it comes to New Orleans!

Barbara said...

Have a little cake with your whipped cream?
I'm just like that....pile the extra goodies on a perfectly delicious piece of cake! Too funny.
But you reminded me, February is not far off!

Valerie said...

Pretty pink cream on that delish looking cake!

My youngest daughter's first word was "dead" and my other children still make fun of her for it.

Fahrenheit 350° said...

I love that your daughter's first word was dead! She's going to be a creative one!

Lori said...

I love that book I just finished a month ago...meet me in NY for the show!?!?

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