Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A short while back I posted a photo of a partially consumed bottle of vanilla rum. It might be one’s first assumption that the conspicuously missing milliliters were consumed by someone such as yours truly. I think a better idea is that a wayward pirate happened to wander into my home and helped himself to my stash. Obviously, I interrupted his escapade, which explains why the bottle isn’t completely empty.
Actually, I keep rum around for one reason and one reason only – baking. While I’m not quite a tee-totaler when it comes to drinking, I really don’t imbibe much. And when I do, it’s usually just a nice dark beer or glass of wine. That being said, ‘spirits’, such as rum can lend a mighty fine flavor to any number of goodies, as well as providing the important feature of preserving said items.
I actually made this cake a few weeks back, but catching up now on posts, it seemed that timing this post with the release of the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series just seemed apropos. I mean, when you’re talking a dessert where one of the star ingredients is rum, you’ve got to think Captain Jack.