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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Touchofevil, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. SGF's latest - Hummingbird Cake.
    Banana, coconut, pineapple, toasted pecan spice cake with cream cheese frosting.



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  2. The actual cake - as distinct from the frosting - is dense and moist but not aggressively sweet, very much in the mode of a carrot cake (but with banana not carrot as the most noticeable but not dominant flavor). The cream cheese (with a hint of lemon) frosting is sweet and nicely compliments the actual cake part.
     
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  3. sal

    sal One of the Regulars

  4. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Was at supermarket, minutes ago and now, I got a nice rollmops, some times after evening-dinner. :D
     
  5. I will ask super girlfriend for it and, then, gladly post. If a recipe doesn't start and end with boil water and put in pasta, it's above my pay grade.
     
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  6. From SGF:

    This is the cake recipe that I used:

    https://addapinch.com/hummingbird-cake-recipe/

    On the redo, I would drain the pineapple, and add a cup of dried shredded coconut to the batter. I might also add some nutmeg to the spice and would definitely chop the toasted pecan into larger than "fine" pieces for texture. I might cut back on the oil as well as I think that there is plenty of moisture from the banana / pineapple.

    I doubled the frosting recipe, because you can never have too much, and added crushed pineapple to the filling. I would make the cream cheese frosting differently next time as well as I think that this was too loose for my taste.
     
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  7. Hurricane Jack

    Hurricane Jack I'll Lock Up

    Usually in the wintertime I like Frito Scoops with my homemade Chili. For some reason this yr I switched & got hooked on jalapeño porkrinds. Not the healthiest thing but neither are Fritos. Now that Chili will be a less frequent meal during the Spring season I'm finding I'm snacking on the porkrinds. Gots to have 'em!
     
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  8. sal

    sal One of the Regulars

    Awesome. Thanks so much. I’m with you on the pay grade
     
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  9. I do love myself a good pork rind! Especially ones that are freshly made.
     
  10. To have around for weekend snacking, SGF whipped up Panne Bianco - asiago, provolone, sun dried tomatoes, basil and garlic:

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  11. Looks fantastic!

    Better than toast
     
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  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Summer-tip:

    "Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte icecream-cup"

    -Choco
    -Amarena-cherry
    -Stracciatella

    You can top it with Morello-cherrys, if you want. :D
     
  13. I don't know if it was the Germans, but whoever put chocolate and cherries together for the first time deserves a plaque somewhere.

    And the Germans definitely go it right with the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. I grew up next to an elderly immigrant German couple for whom we used to buy a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte from Germantown in NYC each Christmas (we went into the city at Christmas time, they didn't).

    In addition to always sending over an incredible tray of Christmas cookies on Christmas day, they always (despite our annual pleas not to as we wanted them to enjoy the entire cake we had brought them) sent along a slice of Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte as well.
     
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  14. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

    Who really needs street-icecream shop, today?? Come on, walk to supermarket, grab the storebrand sour-cherrys and icecream and enjoy afternoon.

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    Life's good... :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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