So I posted about this epic cake that was brought for a work potluck and decided I wanted to recreate it myself, because 1.) It was delicious and 2.) I had a bag of pastry cream in my freezer. My birthday was in August, and since my friend is awesome, he would help me assemble the deliciousness.
My work had a summer potluck. The potlucks at my office are usually pretty epic because of the sheer volume of food that carries over for 2 days of constant grazing because everyone literally brings a large contribution.
Whew I’ve been so busy with class and the start of summer. So many things are going on. Now that my class is over, I can relax and focus on the tasty treats of summer.
This treat – a chocolate pudding cake – requested by my friend because it was his birthday last week.
I haven’t been posting as frequently because I was traveling and have been taking a class. I took a weekend to Vancouver, BC. My friend made a google map of food places to hit, and Thierry chocolates was one of them.
My F3 and I had a weekend day of debauchery on Saturday. We went wine tasting and then went back to the Salem abode for dinner. The weather has gotten much warmer in Oregon and fresh fruits are in season. With my bag of oranges, I decided to make an orange “creamsicle” angel food cake that I saw in an East Coast cookbook.
Another thing my Indian friend made from The “Jerusalem” cookbook by Ottolenghi and Tamimi, was krantz cake. I think she used walnuts instead of pecans though. I believe that krantz cake is kind of like a fancier babka. Making krantz cake is a lot like making cinnamon rolls except you half the dough and then braid it.
I hadn’t seen my friends from college for awhile and one of them suggested we do brunch. My friend Peter is the only one of my friends who is married. He has a nice wife and two children.
A friend of mine from Salem texted me one weekend:
“Dude, when are you coming over next? Salem is boring so you should come over and we’ll make a cake.”
My friends and I wanted to watch “The Great Gastby” with Leonardo Dicaprio and I was tired of making cookies.
Tis the season to whip out my cathedral shaped bundt cake pan.
This is a cajun pecan cake from the Palio dessert cafe.
The slice is a white cake with butter cream- cream cheese frosting. There are pecans within the cake and on top, which are candied and with cayenne pepper and cinnamon.