Sunday, August 17, 2008
Fruituituous Fortune and Amish Friendship Cake
I know it says bread, but THAT was a cake!!!
Mrs. FC came home with this recipe and a ziploc bag of goo last week. She followed the day by day instructions and the result was the cake you see below.
Yowza, it was good!!!
The cake was wonderful, moist and cinnamonaical. It was perfect with a glass of real milk or coffee.
I took 4 bags of the starter mix to work and passed it out with the directions to my girl buddies. They are not Amish, but they are friends.
With any luck, they will send a bit of the starter back after they've made their own cake.
Or ... they can just bring me a slice.
These are wild muscadine grapes from the vines that cling to my oak trees. They are sooooo good and seem to ripen weeks ahead of my domesticated muscadines and scuppernongs.
Bear and I discovered these one evening last week and we just stood under the vine chowing down on them.
He's a real berry eater. You may remember him eating the blueberries off the lower branches of my bushes.
I know if you live up north, these may be an unknown variety of grape. I wish you could experience their heady fruitiness.
Even though they signal the end of summer unemployment, I always look forward to them.
In other news ...
I went for a night walk Saturday night with the flashlight and camera and came across the strangest thing occurring on my passion vine. I plan to share that with you soon ... it may change the way you look at hoppers like katydids, crickets, and the like.
Today, was hurricane prep day and since all 3 smart and interesting DNAlings are around, we chipped in and got it done together.
I have some pics of that too and some pond before shots I took today, just in case FAY causes a big change.
Supper tonight is a roast, stuffed here and there with garlic slices, and sprinkled with black pepper, a little salt, and some basil. This is in the oven as I write and it's actually time to go baste it with that cheap screw cap burgundy wine.
The combination of pan drippings and wine is going to make a dark, rich gravy which will be co-starring with some taters and a salad.
Should be an interesting week (aren't they all?) with school starting and a hurricane forecast to roll over us.