Oh boy, the A-Z of Cooking is not being kind to me lately! As we near the Z end of the alphabet there seem to have been a lot more fails. Today we arrived at “S for Spicing it Up” and a Walnut Spice Sandwich Cake which was so dry that I made it into cookies. The Walnut Spice Sandwich cookies were a big step up from the cake but let’s just say that I won’t be in a great hurry to make them again. At least they look kind of pretty…in a totally lopsided way!
And oh yeah, I made it back from the city of serial killers intact! Adelaide was heaps of fun….and it was great to be away with these girls!
Ah, but I digress. Where were we? Oh yeah….Walnut Spice Sandwich cookies not cake. Walnuts, spice. Kind of meh…let’s not speak of them again…
Except for this. Just in case you think it’s me, here is the picture of the so-called cake from The A-Z of Cooking. I feel the dry texture of the that prompted me to turn my “cake” into cookies is as well represented here as it is in my efforts.
Am I right? You might be wondering why i chose to make something that looks quite so unappetising. Well, so am I. The main reason was that there were only three recipes in this section. The cake, a beef curry and a rice casserole. Given I posted a curry not so long ago that was out. And the rice casserole was loaded with green pepper which I don’t really get along with. The cake seemed like the best option. In retrospect the rice casserole sans the green pepper might have been a better choice.
The second reason was that the method of making it was somewhat weird. I’ve made a LOT of cakes in my life and this was the first where I had to beat the eggs and sugar in a double boiler. And you know what? As the results prove there’s probably a very good reason why this doesn’t happen more often! If you would like to make a cake via an odd method here’s the recipe:
Coming up next time, another “souper” pick from The A-Z of Cooking. Til then, have a fabulous week!