Saturday, September 15, 2007

Busy Day

Yesterday, I was able to keep myself busy so that I did not die from boredom. I worked on a project. I really like cooking. I usually find or think of recipes and tinker around with them a little bit until I feel that I have the best product. Well, I made myself a little book to keep recipes in. I bought and decorated a 3 ring binder. Want to see how it turned out?
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And then, inside, I took a folder, cut it in half and decorated it. The folder halves are going to act as tabs, keeping the recipes for different courses separate. I have folders for:
Drinks
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Appetizers
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Soups
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Main Courses
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Side Dishes
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and Desserts
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Speaking of desserts, I made a cake yesterday that we brought to my Aunt and Uncle's house. We went up there to watch the game (Go Yankees!!). I made a Black Russian Cake. Found the recipe on allrecipes.com.
Black Russian Cake:
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package moist yellow cake mix
  • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, white sugar, oil, vodka, 1/4 cup liqueur, and water. Beat for four minutes. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
  4. Make a glaze by combining 1/4 cup coffee liqueur and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Turn cake over on a cake plate. Poke cake several times with a fork. Cover with glaze, and dust with remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar.
I decided to add some raspberries on top. Also, I used twice as much glaze as the recipe calls for (1/2 cup coffee liqueur and 1/2 cup confectioners sugar- then I just sprinkled a little bit of confectioners sugar on top). It was very yummy. And it helped power the Yankees to a come-from-behind win!! Yay!!
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2 comments:

George said...

Kieran, you really need to get back to work....any chance you can do admin work at the hospital?

Breanna said...

That cake looks delicious!