Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fruit cake (no not me!) or booze cake?

Upon returning home from my walk with Perdy last night, I espied the array or 'top shelf' booze that my sister had kidnly given me about a year ago and I wondered at the strength I had displayed over the last year in NOT drinking them. OK, I thought---maybe it's time to 'do' something with them. A cake---yes a lovely ruit cake with the addtion of copious amounts ot Drambuie (Stuffed if I remember the spelling!) and Frangelica! I chuckedinto alrge bowl some dates, raisins, half a packet of allspice, three eggs, a cup or two of assorted nuts, some gluten-free baking mix and squished it all up. INto that I dribbled very large cup of the first booze. I scrunched that up with my hands. ONG---the arom---the oozy smell in the kiotchen. I lined a cake baking tin and poured the thick heavenly smelling mixture ionot it and placed it in the oven at about 160C for 70 or so minutes. Whne I openned the oven, my eyes watered as the discipating booze hits me in the face. I could have gladdly ripped the cake out and eaten it thne and there (Yes, only small amounts these days). Damn, I thought---doesn't booze evapourate when above its boiling point which happens to be lower than that of water? OK---so I took it out and let it cool for about 20 minutes then I poured some orange juice over it (after making small holes to let it soak in) and then poured anohter large cup of highly booze over it. I stuck it back in the oven for 5 minutes and then let it cool. The kitchen smelled divine. I disciplined myself and showed great restraint before cutting a peice off and devouring it. Pure absolute heaven. Who needs recipes? Today I shared some with colleagues at work. I don't think they were terribly badly affected... they just smiled alot. Let's just call it a 'health cake'---hey---it didn't actually have any sugar in it! www.authorneilcoleman.com