Thursday, December 24, 2009

In the Kitchen

The Holiday Spirit has been elusive this year. I made all sorts of lists of things to bake and knit but most of them are still unmade. This morning though I felt more in the mood. I made some tea and cranked up the holiday music and got to work.

I did not have a whirling dervish in my kitchen. The cats could not be persuaded to dance, even to Run Run Rudolph. Instead I give you...

Coconut Rum Raisin Bundt Cake

There's a 1/2 a cup of rum in this baby. Fortunately there was a little extra batter and I was able to make a bundtlette, just for quality control of course.

Very tasty. Not that I was in doubt, what with the 2.5 sticks of butter, 1/2 cup of cream and the aforementioned rum. It's supposed to have a caramel drizzle but I think that is a little much. A simple dusting of powdered sugar will be much better.

Moving on now to biscotti & chocolate truffles.

I wish you all a very happy holiday and a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Are you still out there dear readers? Or have you moved on to blogs that update more than once a quarter? I cannot blame you if you have. But if you are still here, here are some pretty pictures of the first winter snowfall. We will have a white solstice this year.

The Palisades

The Columbia University C

The Henry Hudson Bridge