Elizabeth the Altered Book Lover . Still late afternoon, here in SOCAL and time for a cup of coffee, tea, or drink of choice and something sweet.
This has been a long weekend for those of us in the States as we are winding down the Labor Day holiday. My OH and both sons are deep sea fishing as I am writing this, they are after blue fin and yellow tail tuna. They boarded the boat at 10 P.M. last night ( Sunday)and will be back in tonight (Monday) and I am really hoping I get a text message later that they caught a bunch! My OH and oldest son drove to San Diego on Saturday to meet up with our youngest son, who put this trip together. AND since I stayed home and spent Saturday night defrosting the deep freezer and making space, I better get that text! LOL There is nothing like fresh smoked tuna, right off the grill ..... .mmmmmmm!
So since I have been here alone, with Dyna (my dog), I have caught up on DT work and even made a few things for some challenges. Poor Betsy (my desk, yes I named it) is about wore out but we have been really having a good time. I did take a break last night and made a cake in my new Dutch Oven. It is from a cook book that also tells how to make it with briquettes, or coals, or in the regular oven. I've been wanting to practice with the DO and figure out what dessert we are going to use for the BBQ competition next month. I didn't want to fire up any briquettes so I just turned on the house oven, then put the DO inside it, so it was an oven in an oven. Anyway, onto the cake!
This makes a HUGE cake, that antique plate is about 14" in diameter and the only thing I had big enough to put the cake on, since the DO is 12" in diameter, plus the cake rises to about 3 1/2" high! It is called a Bird of Paradise Cake and has mandarin oranges, bananas, pineapple and nuts in a cinamomny cake batter. Topped with an light orange flavored cream cheese frosting.
Now I hear all of you wondering "Did she eat that whole cake?" I probably could have, it is just delish! BUT , being of not so sound mind and of old body, I cut it into sections and placed it in my nice clean deep freezer, on the door as not to take up any of my tuna space! LOL
Oh, you would like the recipe!???? Okay!
I did make some notes on the page as I went along, you can use them or just follow the recipe. You might want to make it bigger to read it, or just right click and save it to your PC.
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