Friday, January 04, 2008
Friday Florida Food Fest: Cakes I Don't Make
That top photo is a Cream Cheese Coconut Pecan Pound Cake that Mrs. FC made at Christmas time. It's a recipe from one of the more recent Southern Living magazines. The decorative trim around it is made of rasberries, homemade cinnamon glazed pecans, and glazed sage.
It was delicous ... especially so with coffee.
Proof that I was barbecuing while photographing warblers on New Years Day. Let's not get into that whole red sauce, yellow sauce, rub-no sauce, vinegar sop discussion. It's all good.
Actually, it's all very, very good and we should really discuss it over a plate of barbecue.
These ribs spent 3 hours over indirect heat (oak from my trees) and the rather thick application of sauce was done in the last 20 minutes ... just long enough to dry a little and cling.
The sauce was made from about 20 of those BBQ sauce packets they give you with take out from Sonny's BBQ. They always give us too many and they pile up in the fridge.There were 4 different flavors in the mix of sauce packets, but we just cut them open and stirred them together into a bowl.
It turned out excellent.
Finally, a nice slice of Dr. Pepper Texas Chocolate Cake from the pages of "Dinosaur Barbecue, An American Roadhouse."
This book is turning out to be a favorite Christmas gift. It's interesting to read and the recipes sound amazing. This place is in New York, but the chef went south to learn BBQ so don't freak out or anything. It's okay.
You should buy this book if you too are a fan of BBQ joint/Roadhouse chow.
It turns out the recipe for this CAKE is out there on the web with permission from the Dinosaur crew, so I can share it with ya.
I did not bake this cake either. Mrs. FC did.
I did eat it tho.